CALGARY, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) and Edmonton Airports today
launched flow-through check-in at Edmonton International Airport. With
flow-through check-in, guests keep their baggage with them after it is tagged
and then they place it on a belt themselves. Guests move forward through the
check-in counters then straight through to the baggage belt, creating less
congestion than the traditional counter set-up.
"Edmonton International Airport is Canada's fastest-growing airport and
we are pleased to have partnered with WestJet to create an innovative and
efficient check-in area," said Reg Milley, CEO Edmonton Airports. "WestJet's
new $2.6-million flow-through check-in is a prime example of using new
technology to optimize space and provide an improved passenger experience."
"WestJet is thrilled to add Edmonton as our fourth destination to offer
flow-through check-in for our guests," said Mike Hafichuk, WestJet Director of
Airports Planning. "We strive to offer our guests a friendly, efficient and
stress-free experience from time of booking to final destination, and
flow-through check-in is another option on WestJet's growing list of
innovative check-in choices."
WestJet now offers guests the option of either checking in online through
web check-in, on their PDA (personal digital assistant) using mobile check-in,
at a self serve check-in kiosk at the airport, or by using a traditional
counter or flow-through check-in. WestJet was also the first airline in North
America to launch the electronic boarding pass which is accepted at all 26
WestJet Canadian destinations.
WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service
throughout its 38-city North American and Caribbean network. Named Canada's
most admired corporate culture in 2005 and 2006, WestJet pioneered low-cost
high-value flying in Canada. With increased legroom and leather seats on its
modern fleet of 68 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live seatback
television provided by Bell ExpressVu on the majority of its fleet, WestJet
strives to be the number one choice for travellers.
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