Fast Travel Program
Welcome to the future of travel. More choice and more control for passengers, and lower costs for the industry. Around 75 % of passengers worldwide want more self-service options.
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IATA’s Fast Travel Program is providing self-service options in six areas of a passengers’ airport journey - representing annual savings of up to US$ 2.1 billion for the industry. By creating uniform standards and recommended practices, IATA will facilitate industry adoption of these projects – and a better travel experience for the customer.
By 2020, 80% of global passengers will be offered a complete range of relevant Self-Service options throughout their journey to provide better convenience and reduce queues.
Fast Travel penetration status against target
- Current: 33.9%
- IATA Board Target for 2016: 40%
Allowing passengers to perform their check-in transaction and to receive their boarding pass via self-service channels (online, kiosk, mobile or automated), avoiding long lines at check-in desks and offering more control.
Enabling passengers to print and attach their bag tags themselves and offer a dedicated touch point for baggage acceptance only.
Enabling passengers to capture their travel document data (e.g. passport, visa, ID cards, driving licences etc.) and automatically verify that the travel document(s) data is sufficient to comply with the destination and transit requirements.
In case of disruption (cancelation or delay), the airline pro-actively re-books passengers and offers new booking options or a new boarding token via a self-service channel (kiosk/online/mobile).
Providing automated boarding gates for passengers, like in a train or metro station, reducing boarding lines.
Enabling passengers to report a missing bag through a self-service channel instead of waiting in line at a baggage service counter.