Australian company Off Airport Check-In Solutions (OACIS) has selected Amadeus’ Airport Common Use Service (ACUS) cloud technology to launch the world’s first off-airport, fully mobile check-in service.
In a bid to offer a smoother check-in process, the new technology will enable air travel customers to check-in and drop off their baggage, anywhere and for any airline, away from the airport.
With the implementation of ACUS solution, OACIS will be able to check-in passengers and their bags from anywhere on demand, as well as securely transport luggage to the airport and inject it directly into baggage systems.
OACIS CEO Matthew Lee said: “Our service is about giving people more freedom, flexibility and fun so they get the most out of their travel.
“Travellers can drop off their bags at a convenient location, make the most of their day luggage-free, breeze through the airport without having to queue at the check-in desk, and enjoy their flight knowing their bags will be ready for them at their destination.”
The technology will allow OACIS to access the check-in systems of any airline online.
In addition, the company can provide check-in services to large groups travelling together, including tours, corporate groups, schools and sports teams.
Amadeus Airport IT sales Asia Pacific head Sarah Samuel said: “Through this partnership, airlines are no longer restricted in the way they manage passenger flow.
“With OACIS, they can be agile in their service offerings, avoid queues and congestion, and create a better traveller experience.”
Virgin Australia is the first carrier to deploy the Amadeus ACUS service.
Over the next 12 to 18 months, OACIS intends to extend the service to New Zealand.
Image: OACIS’ mobile check-in service has been piloted in Sydney, Australia, for cruise ships and oceanliners. Photo: courtesy of Amadeus IT Group SA.