Icelandair launches Internet check-in

Icelandair recently launched an online check-in service for its passengers using the Leifur Eriksson terminal at Keflavik International Airport in Iceland.

The announcement on Icelandair’s website detailed how the new system would operate. Up to 22 hours before regular check-in time, passengers log on to the website and type in their last name and booking reference number to access a diagram of the plane’s cabin.

Passengers then choose their seating and print out a boarding pass, complete with barcode. Arriving at the airport terminal, self service kiosks will print baggage tags and it’s a quick baggage drop-off before heading directly to the boarding gates.

Vice President of Icelandair sales and marketing, Gunnar Mar Sigurfinnsson said, “The Internet check-in facility will be very convenient for many passengers and shorten waiting times at the air terminal. We have seen rapid growth in computer bookings, and the Internet check-in service is a natural extension.”

The Internet check-in service will be implemented first at Keflavik Airport where the majority of the airline’s passengers pass through, but will later be introduced at Icelandair’s other destinations.