Ford Middle East has provided a fleet of Transit Vans to a new baggage transportation company in Dubai, according to the automaker.
Dubai's baggage innovation company, DUBZ, selected the Ford Transit to power its new home check-in service for international travelers, Ford said. The service allows people from anywhere in Dubai or Sharjah to avoid the airport check-in counter altogether by conducting airport services at home.
Staff will assist with checking passengers in, printing boarding passes, and weighing, tagging and securing luggage, which will then be delivered to the airport via a secure Transit van. Passengers can then simply bypass airport check-in formalities and head straight to their gate via immigration and security.
The service is currently available to customers using flydubai, Saudia, flynas, Kuwait Airline, Gulf Air and China Southern. DUBZ is also in discussions with other airlines to expand the service.