Posted on: 1/29/2011 11:22:13 AM
Manchester airport in the UK will be the first airport to introduce revolutionary technology in the form of hologram staff.
Using the same company Musion, which created the holograms for Damon Albarn’s Gorillaz band for their live performances, the airport will beam virtual images of their existing staff members.
Terminal One at Manchester airport will now be able to inform passengers of the on-flight requirements.
It is hoped the holograms will cut down on queues and airport congestion, so that no time is wasted by flyers who are unsure of what they can take on board. The holograms will also tell passengers to have their boarding card ready and other helpful reminders.
An airport statement said: “
Although information boards already set out the security restrictions, passengers still regularly forget to remove liquids from their bags.”
Meanwhile low cost airline Ryanair has decided to launch more routes from Manchester airport. As part of its summer schedule the airline will increase its routes to Dublin from four to six per day, while there will also be new flights to Alicante, Faro, Tenerife and Madrid.
The new flights start operating on April 16, but passengers can already buy tickets. In February Ryanair will offer one million one-way flights at only £7.
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary said that the new routes would not only save passengers money, but sustain jobs and stimulate the UK travel economy.
He explained: "We expect the five new Ryanair routes from Manchester to deliver 600,000 passengers and sustain 600 jobs. Meanwhile we will be saving passengers over £6 million compared to other high cost airlines.”
Both of these developments are good news for travellers and they will also be happy to know that Rhino offers a number of 2011 price savings for car hire at Manchester airport
Posted: 1/29/2011 11:22:13 AM
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