Kansai Int'l Airport trials SITA’s ‘Kate’
- A Monitor Report
10 Feb, 2018 |
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KANSAI: Kansai Airports, the operator of Kansai International Airport (KIX) and Osaka International Airport (ITAMI), is conducting a trial of SITA’s intelligent check-in kiosk, called Kate.
Kate is designed to autonomously move to congested areas in the airport with the aim of reducing check-in queues.
Kate’s collision avoidance technology, combined with various data sources, decides where it should be – whether at a busy area to ease congestion or to a docking station to recharge when power source runs low.
The trial with Kate at Kansai will run in February for one month starting in Terminal 1, with many airlines including Air France, Air China, Cathay Pacific Airways, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, KLM, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines and United Airlines.