China Southern Airlines Makes Traveling Easier with NCR Technology and
Carrier adding new NCR TouchPort™ check-in kiosks at domestic hub airports
DULUTH, Ga. -- June 4, 2013
China Southern Airlines (“China Southern”) is making everyday easier for its
passengers at key domestic hub airports with the addition of a complete
self-service airport check-in solution from NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR). NCR
TouchPort kiosks have been deployed at 10 key domestic hub airports in Haikou,
Dalian, Wuhan, Hefei, Chongqing, Urumqi, Guilin, Nanning, Changsha and
The NCR solution includes the hardware as well as common-use self-service
(CUSS) platform software, which allows applications from other SkyTeam
Alliance member airlines to also run on the kiosks. NCR will also provide
support services to China Southern to ensure maximum availability.
NCR has been a technology provider to China Southern since 2009 and has become
the Airline’s primary supplier for self-service check-in solutions, which now
total about 160 units. The technology solution allows passengers to check-in,
access flight information, register for membership, scan and print boarding
passes and check mileage status.
Expanding self-service check-in has become a key part of China Southern’s
strategy to improve service efficiency and quality. This hardware and software
enhance the self-service offerings at the Airline’s domestic hub airports, and
further improve the passenger experience.
“We are honored to strengthen our partnership with China Southern by making
travel easier and more convenient for its passengers with innovative
technology that streamlines and improves the passenger experience,” said Tyler
Craig, NCR Travel Vice President and General Manager.
About China Southern Airlines
China Southern Airlines operates the largest fleet, most developed route
network and largest passenger capacity of any airline in The People's Republic
Currently, China Southern operates 500 passenger and cargo transport aircraft,
including Boeing 777, 747, 757 & 737 and Airbus A380, 330, 321, 320, 319. The
airline fleet is ranked the first in Asia and the third among the 240 Airlines
in IATA (in terms of fleet size) .With Guangzhou and Beijing as its central
hubs, the carrier boasts a substantial route network spanning more than 150
destinations in China and intensive radiation in Asia, and with service to
Europe, America, Australia and Africa.
China Southern has more than 1,930 daily flights to 193 destinations in 35
countries and regions across the world. Through close cooperation with its
SkyTeam partner airlines, China Southern's global route network spans 1000
destinations to 187 countries and regions and nearly every major world
China Southern transported more than 86 million passengers in 2012, ranking
the carrier first in Asia and the third among the 240 Airlines in IATA,
topping all Chinese airlines for 34 years.
By December 2012, China Southern has kept a safe record of 10.37 million
flying hours and carried close to 600 million passengers without incident. The
airline's safety commitment has - and continues to be - unwavering both
throughout China and globally. On September 28, 2012, China Southern was
honored with the Diamond Flight Safety Award by the Civil Aviation
Administration of China (CAAC), becoming the leading Chinese carrier to
maintain the highest safety records in China.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction
technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional
experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR
enables more than 300 million transactions daily across the retail, financial,
travel, hospitality, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the
everyday transactions that make your life easier.
NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 26,000 employees and does
business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United
States and other countries.
Web site: www.ncr.com
Mark Scott, 678-808-7721
Winnie Sze, 852 2975 6948
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