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Changi Airport to introduce self-service check-in kiosks in 2006

Source: www.gov.sg

SPEECH BY MR YEO CHEOW TONG,MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT, AT THE SAA-IATA CONFERENCE ON PASSENGER FACILITATION, 4 OCTOBER 2005

An Excerpt

To improve check-in efficiency, Changi Airport is partnering IATA to introduce Common Use Self Service (CUSS) kiosks.
Targeted to be launched early next year, these kiosks should shorten check-in time and reduce check-in queues.
With today¡¯s tech-savvy travellers and the growing acceptance of self-service technology, self-service check-in is expected to be widely used in future.
In parallel, to relieve peak-hour congestion at check-in counters as well as to offer more check-in options for travellers, Changi Airport also actively promotes other measures such as online check-in and phone check-in.
To facilitate border control, Changi Airport uses biometrics as an automatic, fast and highly reliable way of processing passenger arrivals and departures.
The Immigration Automated Clearance System (or IACS in short) minimises the likelihood of terrorists and other criminals using forged or tampered travel documents, as well as impersonation, to gain entry into Singapore.
The IACS authenticates the identity of travellers through the matching of live fingerprints with that stored in the smart card. It enables travellers to clear immigration through automated lanes in less than 12 seconds.

Full text of speech

Source: www.gov.sg Media Release 4 Oct 2005

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