The introduction of SITA FlexBox at Seymour cruise terminal in the Galápagos Islands will facilitate easy off-airport check-in.

Expanding its two-decade long partnership with private airport operator Corporación América Airports SA (CASA), SITA is bringing check-in processes to a key CASA airport: Seymour Galápagos Ecological Airport (GPS), which serves the island of Baltra in Ecuador.

In a first for the region, GPS will introduce SITA FlexBox at the Baltra Island cruise terminal. SITA FlexBox is a compact device that empowers travellers disembarking cruises to swiftly check themselves in for their flights from the cruise terminal before transferring to the airport. This frees up space and resources within the terminal and enables more seamless interlinking of intermodal sea and air trips. All that is needed to set up the box is power and internet access, and it can be deployed anywhere, SITA said.

This innovation joins a wider rollout of self-service check-in touchpoints at GPS, among them SITA Smart Path TS6 kiosks, Scan and Fly units, and next-generation common-use platform SITA Flex.

Jorge Rosillo, CEO, Seymour Galápagos Ecological Airport, said: “As the world’s first ‘green’ airport, with fully carbon neutral operations and built with approximately 80% recycled materials, ensuring sustainability along with a first-class passenger experience is at the core of everything we do.

“SITA’s offering allows us to use innovative technologies to enable further efficiencies. SITA FlexBox at the Baltra Island cruise terminal streamlines off-airport check-in, freeing up terminal capacity while requiring only minimal resources beyond our current footprint.”

Image : SITA/ Seymour Galápagos Ecological Airport