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Next generation check-in to be implemented by Qantas

Qantas has announced plans to overhaul its domestic airport check-in

Qantas has announced plans to overhaul its domestic airport check-in, which looks set to halve check-in times for some of its customers.

Alan Joyce, the airline’s chief executive, confirmed that the Airport of the Future initiative will begin in 2010, which will see the introduction of next generation check-in.

"Qantas will be introducing new world-leading technology to revolutionise the airport experience for its customers around Australia," Mr Joyce confirmed.

The initiative will allow passengers to swipe their Frequent Flyer card on a reader and then head to a simplified baggage drop or straight to security at the departure gate.

Airport of the Future will begin in Perth before moving on to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra.

It will halve check-in time for Qantas customers using CityFlyer ports, with customers having asked for increased speed and ease when passing through the airport.

This is especially true for business passengers, who are often pressed for time.

Earlier this month, the carrier opened its new business lounge at Hong Kong International Airport.

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