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[July 15, 2014]
Kenya Airways Unveils Mobile Check-in Service
(AllAfrica Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Kenya Airways has activated a Mobile Check-In service that allows customers to check in for their flights using any internet-enabled mobile device.
The self-service mobile application now unveiled by the national carrier is part of the airline's strategic efforts to enhance its customer experience. The use of IT solutions is also part of Kenya Airways efforts to rollout technology based cost management solutions that guarantee efficiency and lower delivery costs.
Speaking when he confirmed the Mobile Check in service activation, Kenya Airways' CEO Titus Naikuni said that the mobile check-in service is an effort to consistently provide a world-class experience by leveraging on technological innovations.
Among the services available on Mobile check-in are: customer selection, flight selection, seat selection from seat map, frequent flyer update, customer notifications and cancellation of check-in. The service also allows for data collection by regulators. In addition, Kenya Airways passengers can also receive an electronic Boarding Pass from the Mobile Check-In service forwarded to their email addresses.
This self-service, option, he explained will be available for any onward domestic flights in Kenya any time anywhere 30 hours up to 90 minutes prior to flight departure.
"The Mobile Check-In service is part of our technology integration process that is geared at raising efficiency and reducing costs of service delivery. It allows customers to conveniently check in for their flights even before they get to the airport. We are continuously working to refine this service, expand its use on our other flights and make it available in multiple languages," Naikuni added.
With the new mobile functionality, the check-in feature from the Kenya Airways mobile website will send the guest their boarding pass as an SMS to allow for mobile boarding. The mobile boarding pass can then be presented at the departure gate to board the flight, offering a faster and more convenient way to check in and board.
The Mobile Check-In service is only available in English at the moment. It is available for all Kenya Airways customers with an e-ticket for a flight operated by Kenya Airways. It can only be used by passengers travelling without infants and one booking can be made for only up to nine people.
Mobile Check-In service enhances the existing online check in for customers flying on Kenya Airways. Customers also have the option of self check-in at kiosks set up at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Copyright CIO East Africa. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com).
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