Reliance Metro today said that it had started city check-in services for flights to domestic destinations and Gulf countries at the New Delhi station of its Airport Express line. The facility will be available from 6 am to 8 pm and passengers have to check in at least two and a half hours before their flight time.
A press release from Reliance Infrastructure Limited (RInfra), part of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, which is implementing the Airport metro project through its Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Limited (DAMEPL), said passengers could also avail of the early check-in facility.
Fliers can check-in and collect their boarding passes maximum eight hours prior to their flight time, it said.
The release said talks were on with other airlines that have international service from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) to set up their check-in counters at the Reliance Metro Airport Express stations.
“The city check-in facility at the Airport Metro stations will be highly beneficial for the domestic and international airline passengers, who can hand over their luggage well in advance and utilize their time in a more fruitful manner. This would be immensely helpful for up-country passengers who wish to catch international flights,” the release said.
It said passengers using the early check-in facility could explore the retail outlets at the stations or take tours of the city.
Facilities such as cloak room, trolley & porter service, radio cab service, Wi-Fi at stations and so on are also available at the stations.
The Airport Express line runs daily from 5.30 AM to 11.30 PM at a frequency of 15 minutes. The line is connected directly to Terminal-3, but passengers arriving at or boarding flights from Terminal-1 can also avail this service from Aerocity Station. Reliance Metro also provides shared cab and shuttle bus services, it added.