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Internet check-in available through

17th March 2008 Print
From today, Icelandair passengers can check themselves in on the Internet for all flights from Iceland. The self check-in service is available up to 22 hours before departure on the website.

It’s very simple – passengers enter their last name and booking number then choose a seat from a plan of the aircraft. Passengers then print their own boarding cards, complete with a barcode, on their own printers. The whole process takes less than a minute. Baggage tickets are printed later at a self-service kiosk in the Leifur Eiriksson Air Terminal.

When passengers arrive at the terminal, they can go directly to the security gate and present their boarding passes. Those with baggage can go to a self-service check-in kiosk, which will read the barcode on the boarding pass and print baggage tickets. Passengers take their baggage to a special check-in desk for anyone using the Internet or self-service check-in services.

“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. Technical development of the new service began some time ago, and we made a point of implementing it first in Iceland, as most of our passengers pass through the terminal here. We will introduce Internet check-in services at our other destinations at a later date,” said Gunnar Már Sigurfinnsson, Vice President of Icelandair’s Sales and Marketing division.

Icelandair passengers can also use any of the 18 self-service check-in kiosks in the departure lounge at the Leifur Eiriksson Air Terminal, as well as the self-service facility in the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica Hotel. The first self-service kiosks came into use around 18 months ago, allowing Icelandair passengers to check themselves in for flights to Icelandair destinations, along with their luggage, and choose their seats in the aircraft.