Japan Airlines Co. is testing self-service kiosks that let passengers complete check-in without touching a computer screen as a safeguard against the coronavirus.
“We will make every effort so passengers feel safe in this difficult time with the new coronavirus,” a company spokeswoman said.
Two of the touchless kiosks will be available in Tokyo at Haneda Airport’s Terminal 1 during the trial period, which ends on Sept. 15, JAL said.
JAL said it will consider whether to fully deploy the touchless check-in kiosks based on user response and feedback. The device was developed by Mitsubishi Electric Information Systems Corp. and Oki Electric Industry Co.
Fears about the virus have drastically reduced demand for air travel around the world, and JAL said it will operate at 63 percent of its normal domestic flight schedule for September.