Marrakech Menara airport will adopt the E-gate technology to ensure smooth traffic within the airport facilities.
Rabat – In partnership with the Kuwaiti aviation services provider, National Aviation Services (NAS), the National Office of Airports (ONDA) will launch the electronic gates technology (E-gates) at the Pearl Lounge in the Marrakech Menara Airport departures area.
This initiative, the first of its kind in Africa, will ideally end passengers complaints and the long lines that passengers at the Menara airport face at passport control and immigration desks.
These automated self-service barriers which use the data stored in the chip in biometric passports to verify the user’s identity. This will allow eligible passengers to access the Pearl Lounge within seconds, without having to stand in long lines having their identity checked at reception desks. Travelers can also use vouchers and lounge membership cards to cross the barriers.
“As the exclusive lounge operator for the Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) in Morocco, NAS is responsible for bringing world-class facilities and services to the local airports. Since kicking off operations in the country, we have invested in infrastructure, resources, and training; provided operational expertise, state of the art technology solutions and industry benchmarked services, to launch and manage refurbished lounges across the country. The newly introduced E-gates will help enhance our offerings in the country and amplify our efforts to ensure that Moroccan airports supersede recognized international airports around the world,” Hassan El-Houry, Chief Executing Officer of the NAS group told national aviation services Africa-newsroom.
NAS airport Technologies division specializes in the sourcing and development of scalable, cost-effective technology solutions to support airport operations, and maximize financial returns. Pearl Lounge services at airports in the Middle East, India, and Africa afford comfort for first and business class passengers and other travelers.