Passengers now able to browse before boarding
Published: 12 May 2010
Cardiff Airport and Irish-based company SurfBox have installed brand new internet kiosks in the terminal, giving passengers a chance to browse the web before boarding.
A total of seven internet kiosks have been installed in the following locations:
- two in the check in hall which also have printing facilities
- one in the landside food hall on first floor
- four in the departure lounge
The kiosks are designed to provide passengers with fast reliable internet access during their time at the airport, and a recent "Best Practice Report on Internet Access" from ASQ (Airport Service Quality) indicates that 70% of airports worldwide now provide internet kiosk services.
Passengers will be charged 10p a minute to browse the internet, with an additional charge for printing.
Thomas Marry, managing director of Surfbox commented: "Even in this era of the mobile internet access the demand for internet kiosks in airports and other travel hubs in increasing. With more airlines asking passengers to check-in online and print their own travel documents it's easy to see why usage is still on the increase.
SurfBox airport kiosks are designed with integrated A4 Laser Printers and Skype phone service, and a new mobile phone charging function will also be installed in Cardiff Airport within the next 3 weeks. This means a battery charging service for a variety of mobile phones will be available in the kiosk for passengers to charge their phones before departing at no extra cost.
Oliver Jaycock, Cardiff Airport's commercial business manager added: "We're pleased to be able to offer another service in the terminal for our passengers to enjoy during their time at the airport.
We listened to our customers who told us in passenger surveys that they would like internet access at the airport, and therefore we're confident that the new kiosks will be popular with travellers before they fly."
SurfBox is Europe's leading provider of internet kiosk services to airports, hotels, ferries, shopping centres and other venues. Surfbox now operate in 10 airports in Ireland, UK and Channel Islands, as well as over 300 hotels throughout Ireland, UK, Belgium and France.