Global IT provider SITA has been contracted to install and manage six self-service check-in kiosks at Bahrain International Airport in the Middle East.

The check-in solutions are to enhance passenger experience and provide improved flexibility to airlines.

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) CEO Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah said: "This project is the first step towards the company’s vision of implementing IATA Fast Travel Initiative which will significantly enhance the passenger experience at Bahrain International Airport.

"This initiative will offer benefits of self-service check-in to passengers to facilitate the passenger journey."

Of the six new AirportConnect S4 Kiosks, four will be installed in the economy check-in area, while the remaining two will be deployed in the first and business class check-in area.

The new S4 kiosks will be equipped with 19in touchscreens.

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"SITA has already delivered more than 10,000 kiosks to airports and airlines globally."

SITA Middle East, India and Africa president Hani El-Assaad said: "Kiosks have proven to be an extremely versatile interface for a wide range of airport functions and services.

"Having worked with airlines, airports and governments around the globe has allowed us to develop kiosk products across all touch points in the airport journey and SITA has already delivered more than 10,000 kiosks to airports and airlines globally."

SITA will also offer its AirportHub shared connectivity platform at Bahrain International Airport, which will allow several airlines to transition from legacy or direct connections systems to the latest cloud-based communication link.

The upgrades at Bahrain International Airport are part of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Fast Travel Initiative.

Image: SITA will deliver six self-service check-in kiosks at Bahrain airport. Photo: courtesy of SITA.