Aero Deploys New Devices For Passengers’ Check-In -
Nigeria’s oldest airline, Aero Contractors, has introduced a new device, known as Pro-Rangers to ease passenger processing and facilitation across its network. The device enables…
- By Abdullateef Aliyu
Nigeria’s oldest airline, Aero Contractors, has introduced a new device, known as Pro-Rangers to ease passenger processing and facilitation across its network.
The device enables passengers to check in from the comfort of their homes and airports, avoiding long queues while they only get their boarding pass at the airports without queuing up.
Daily Trust reports that one of the main considerations for deploying the device is the congestion at airport terminals especially in Lagos and Abuja, two of the busiest airports in the country.
Our correspondent learnt that 31 pieces of the device are being deployed while members of staff have been trained to handle them.
Speaking about the device at the airline’s office yesterday, the Head, Ground Operations of Aero, Mr Peter Omata, said the airline deployed the device for seamless passenger facilitation, security and accuracy.
Explaining the workings of Pro-Rangers, Omata said, “The device aids facilitation and expedites the boarding procedures while enhancing online performance.
He explained that, “The device helps in capturing passengers’ data from the boarding gate. Once it detects the passenger at the gate, it gives us appropriate profiling and produces a comprehensive manifest.
“Passengers can check in remotely from any part of the airports, especially those without baggage, making facilitation seamless for the traveling public.”
He stated further that the Pro-Rangers had an app with a webpage device such that once passengers logged in with a code, they could check in from anywhere in the country.
He added that the device was capable of detecting fake boarding and could board 140 passengers in 15 minutes, reducing facilitation time.
In a related development, the airline has introduced a new schedule aimed at addressing passengers’ needs.
Head, Commercial Department, Mrs. Chika Ubendu, said the airline had not increased frequency but initiated a flexible rescheduling to meet the needs of passengers.
“The rescheduling is now more in tune with passengers’ requirements, we made sure that whatever we have now is what the passengers will be comfortable with. For instance, we have rescheduled Lagos-Asaba from 4pm to 9am; we have also rescheduled the Yola route.”