Self-boarding gates are nowadays essential and norm for large airports with high volume of passengers. They are also increasingly used in smaller airports at busy times, as their usage has proven to be beneficial in terms of reducing cost and increasing transparency.
Self-boarding improves slot management
Long passenger boarding time is one of biggest causes of delay at airports. This results not only in passenger inconvenience but also in security risks and millions in costs.
Self-boarding gates help in reducing queues and improving service levels. As the majority of passengers proceed to board the aircraft using these automatic gates, the ground staff is more available to those that need assistance, such as older or disabled passengers or passengers with small children.
Kaba is a pioneer in providing quick boarding gates worldwide. With thousands of gates installed around the world, the company has gained unprecedented experience in working together with other partners, such as airlines, airport operators, architects and installers.
The Kaba solution consists of an Argus half-height sensor barrier (HSB-M03) with automatic swing panels, integrated boarding card reader, display for passenger information and a printer for seat imprint. In addition, this system has the following benefits:
- Versatile barcode reader can scan from boarding card, home print or a smartphone.
- First class, business class and VIPs can be managed separately.
- The passenger is informed of last minute seating changes with print-out.
- Alarm and reporting in case of tailgating or other attempts of trespassing.
- Reporting on successful boarding process.
- Slender design to save space.
- Identification of passengers with larger hand luggage.
- Available in airline colours and design, including own logo.