Lisbon airport invests €11M in 30 new automatic check-ins

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Lisbon’s international airport, Humberto Delgado, has invested €11 million in a new automatic check-in and baggage drop-off area comprising 30 automated desks.

The investment recognises “an urgent necessity” said João Nunes, Director of Lisbon Airport. He said that the 30 new check-in desks enabled the airport to take a new step in its growth development while at the same time introducing the kind of modern technology in line with the kind being used elsewhere in the world.”

The new check-ins enables passengers to carry out their own check-ins, printing out their baggage tags with bags being dispatched automatically in a process which João Nunes called “very intuitive”.

“We are meeting a need that we had, given growing demand, and have accommodated for rising growth by expanding our capacity while at the same time balancing our airport systems.

“It’s a very intuitive process, very easy for passengers, and we’ve been able to concentrate a lot more passengers and more assistance at these check-ins than at traditional ones,” he concluded.

Also, from April 2019 Ryanair will begin flights on a new route between Faro, in the Algarve and London Southend airport.

The service, which will operate five weekly flights, will begin in April 2019. “Algarve passengers and all those visiting the region will soon be able to take advantage of even lower prices and recent improvements to the ‘Always Getting Better” programme, the low-cost airline stated.

Andreia Cunha, Sales & Marketing Manager for Ryanair Portugal says that the “Algarve is one of the preferred summer destinations for UK holidaymakers with Faro now connected to three London airports: Luton, Southend and Stansted”.

Flight times for the new Faro-Southend service will be announced from October.