Travelport GDS, one of the world’s leading global distribution system (GDS) providers, has enhanced its ViewTrip information tool to streamline online check-in for travellers.
The new online check-in facility is now available on Galileo-created ViewTrip itineraries with seven airlines - British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Frontier, Midwest Airlines, SWISS, bmi and Virgin Atlantic. Travel management companies using ViewTrip will now be able to include direct links to these airlines’ own online check-in service as part of their email booking confirmation.
Online check-in via ViewTrip assists airlines by easing lengthy check-in queues and reduces the costs and resources associated with providing personnel to manage passenger check-in at the airport. Travelport is currently is discussions to add online check-in to ViewTrip for a further 80 airlines.
Matthew Hall, VP EMEA Supplier Services at Travelport states, “This is one more example of how Travelport is supporting its airline partners and will help them reduce check-in queues at the airport and enhance the consumer travel experience.”
Passengers are provided a single, more convenient and time-saving check-in facility for all airlines participating in ViewTrip online check-in. Other services currently available on Travelport GDS ViewTrip include an online itinerary, flight and gate information, weather update, maps and driving directions.