Flying with just a handbag? Express check-in to save time
According to an official, about 40% of the flyers in Delhi do not travel with check-in bags, and the service will reduce crowding at the check-in zones of the congested terminals.
According to an official, about 40% of the flyers in Delhi do not travel with check-in bags, and the service will reduce crowding at the check-in zones of the congested terminals. It will also ensure fast and seamless flow of the domestic passengers travelling without any check-in baggage.
GMR-led Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), in collaboration with Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), introduced the facility at Terminal 2 on Friday. It will soon be extended to Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 as well.
Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO-DIAL, said, “This is a step forward towards our commitment to provide comfort and ensure convenience to our passengers for a hassle-free travel experience. CISF has played a vital role in supporting the implementation of this facility.”
The pre-embarkation security check would now happen immediately after the terminal’s entry gate. The domestic passengers, after printing their boarding passes from the newly installed self-service kiosks or the web check-in located conveniently at the departures forecourt area outside the terminal building, can now enter the express security check lane and head straight towards the boarding area.
Passengers, particularly frequent flyers such as government officials, businessmen and corporate travellers will benefit from the new facility. The new process will also help the airlines improve their on-time performance.
Delhi airport’s Terminal 2 handles about 45,000 domestic passengers daily, of which more than 13,000 passengers travel without any check-in baggage. Hyderabad airport was the first in India to provide express check-in facility for its domestic passengers with hand baggage only.