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Qantas Launches Next Generation Check-In Across Regional Network

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Qantas has started rolling out Next Generation Check-In Technology across its regional network.

"Next Generation Check-in provides our customers with a smarter, faster check-in experience and we're excited to be delivering this technology for customers in our regional ports," said Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce. "When our customers told us that queuing was a point of pain we responded. Next Generation Check-In has been successfully implemented in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne and has dramatically reduced domestic check-in times for customers allowing them to move through the check-in area with speed and ease."

Twenty-one regional airports, including sixteen QantasLink ports, are scheduled to receive Next Generation Check-In technology over the next four months.

Albury, Rockhampton, Karratha, Broome, Coffs Harbour and Mackay are the first ports to benefit from the introduction of Q Card Reader technology, and will be shortly followed by Emerald, Hobart, Kalgoorlie, Port Hedland and Port Macquarie.

Platinum, Gold and Silver Frequent Flyers and Qantas Club members should be able to check-in within seconds with just one touch of their Qantas card on the Q Card Readers.

Q Card Readers will also be installed in Gladstone, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Alice Springs, Newman, Wagga Wagga, Townsville, Launceston, Paraburdoo, Darwin and Cairns.

Next Generation Check-in will be progressively introduced to Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra throughout 2011. The program is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2011.

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