KLM passengers flying from Newcastle Airport from July 1st 2005
will be able to check in from the comfort and convenience of their own home
or office, up to one hour before departure, eliminating the need for lengthy
queues at check in. Following on from the launch of KLM’s
internet check-in service at London City Airport earlier this year, KLM has
introduced the service at Newcastle International Airport.
The Internet check in service which was first launched at KLM’s hub,
Amsterdam’s Airport Schiphol, allows customers to not only choose their seat
online but to print out their boarding pass before heading to the airport.
Passengers travelling with hand luggage only can then proceed straight to
security, meaning they no longer have to travel to larger airports to take
advantage of seamless travel.
Over the course of the next year, KLM plans to further expand its internet
check-in service across its remaining UK regional network. Following on from self-service check-in kiosks at London Heathrow and electronic ticketing throughout the UK,
internet check-in is the latest in a series of innovations designed to make
the travelling process even easier.
Vincent Knoops, KLM’s general manager in the UK comments: “KLM has had a
positive response to the launch of the Internet check in service at London
City Airport, so it’s fantastic to be extending the service to Newcastle. Establishing Internet check in the UK represents another enhancement to
KLM’s portfolio of e-services and the fact that Newcastle can now take
advantage of these services is a great development for our regional