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 Air-Transport IT Services, Inc. Launches Web-Based Airline Check-in Kiosk
Pilot Project at Hilton Garden Inn at Seaworld International Center
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June 12, 2006,   Orlando, FL – Air-Transport IT Services, Inc. (AirIT), a key provider of diversified information technology products and services to the air transportation industry, today announced that they have initiated a pilot program launching CheckPoint™ by AirIT, a web-based airline check-in kiosk solution.    The kiosk was recently installed in the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn at Seaworld International Center in Orlando.  CheckPoint™ allows guests of the hotel to check-in and receive their boarding passes for flights before they depart the hotel for the airport.  The kiosk also supports a real-time display of current flight information at Orlando International Airport, allowing guests to know their flight status before they leave the hotel and arrive more informed at the airport.  Additionally, the kiosk offers guests the ability to make future reservations at the hotel and other properties.  Unlike competing airline check-in solutions, CheckPoint™ does not require costly connections directly to the airlines to process passengers, but rather relies only on a high-speed internet connection to utilize the airline’s existing web check-in applications.  This architecture allows the kiosks to be installed in any location that has power and internet access available, greatly reducing the cost of acquisition and deployment. 

The Hilton Garden Inn at Seaworld International Center is managed by Mr. Colin Findley.  Mr. Findley says, “The addition of the CheckPoint™ kiosk to the lobby has provided our guests with the ability to check their flight’s status and receive their boarding passes in the relative calm of the hotel’s lobby.  It is one less thing they need to be concerned with when they arrive at the airport.  This service is just one more way that we are continuing to fulfill our goal of delivering a world-class experience.  Based on the very positive reactions I have seen, I am very confident we will see more hotels offering this type of service to their guests.”

“CheckPoint™ by AirIT was created to fill a noticeable void in the kiosk offerings that are currently available.  This product offers unprecedented access to the world’s airlines, allowing passengers to check-in before they reach the airport at hotels, rental car facilities parking areas, convention centers and theoretically, anywhere that can supply power and an internet connection.  At recent trade shows and conferences, where CheckPoint™ has been shown and demonstrated, the product has received overwhelming acceptance and accolades,”  said Mr. Betros Wakim, President and CEO of AirIT. 

For more information on the Hilton Garden Inn at Seaworld International Center, please visit them online www.hiltongardeninn.com.

About Air-Transport IT Services, Inc.

Air-Transport IT Services, Inc., with corporate offices in Orlando, Florida, offers airlines and airport IT systems that enable them to deliver, display, manage and employ information that improves operations, customer satisfaction, and revenue generation. The company's airport operational and revenue management solutions are the most comprehensive offering available to the global air transportation industry.  AirIT solutions are based on open systems and run in a client/server and web based environment.  In addition to its product offerings, AirIT also provides consulting services, networking and installation, and 24 X 7 support.

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Contact:

Air-Transport IT Services, Inc.
Chris Keller 
6675 Westwood Blvd., Suite 210
Orlando, FL 32821
Ph: (407) 370-4664 ext.300
ckeller@airit.com
www.AirIT.com 


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