9 February 2011
South African low-fare airline kulula.com has launched an online check-in service which allows travellers using certain flights to print boarding passes in the comfort of their home or office before heading off to the airport.
The online check-in service is only available for flight numbers with three digits – for example, MN101. The self-printed boarding passes can be used at most of South Africa’s airports, with the exception of Durban, George and Nelspruit.
“Kulula’s online check-in with the option of printing boarding passes at home or work means our customers can spend their time planning fabulous trips rather than waiting in queues,” kulula marketing manager Nadine Damen said in a statement this week.
Preferred seats, fast bag drop offs
The online check-in service will also allow travellers to select their preferred seat from 24 hours prior to their flight’s departure, with a cut-off time of two hours before departure.
Kulula.com travellers with a self-printed boarding pass may simply drop off their luggage at the “fast bag drop-off” airport counters located near the check-in counters.
Travellers who don’t have luggage that needs to be checked in may proceed directly to security check points.
Kulula.com parent Comair recently announced the purchase of eight next-generation Boeing 737s for about US$646-million (about R4.67-billion), which will be used to upgrade the kulula fleet.
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