National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets recently partnered with Wanzl/maxcrc and to launch state-of-the-art electronic gates at its Pearl Lounge in the Marrakech Menara Airport departures area. This is the first of its kind solution across Africa.

With this new technology the company facilitates self-service check in for passengers visiting the Pearl Lounge. This helps them access the lounge faster without having to visit the reception desk or wait in a queue. The passenger simply scans their printed or online boarding pass at the gate and enters the lounge.

The electronic gate effectively captures all boarding pass data, checks eligibility, enters the transaction into a database for billing and reporting, and opens the gate for eligible passengers – all in less than 2 seconds.

The electronic gate also supports lounge membership cards and vouchers.

The same technology will soon be adopted across the Pearl Lounge network globally, including Morocco, Kuwait, Egypt, India, and Tanzania.

Hassan El-Houry, Group CEO of NAS said “At NAS we are constantly driving efforts to introduce world class facilities and services to local airports, especially in the emerging markets. With innovative technologies such as the electronic gate, we aim to enhance the overall passenger experience by reducing waiting time and providing them with quicker access to our lounges.”

About National Aviation Service

NAS is currently present in 17 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa; providing ground handling services to seven out of the world’s top ten airlines and managing 35 airport lounges. With an expanded portfolio of aviation services and certified by IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO), NAS also has demonstrated expertise in supporting local hub carriers in the Middle East and Africa.

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About Wanzl Metallwarenfabrik GmbH

After the company was founded in 1947 Wanzl is today an international company with business and product areas Retail Systems, Displays, Shop Fitting, Access Solutions, Logistics + Industry, Airport and Hotel Service. There are branches in Germany, France, Czech Republic, China and USA as well as subsidiaries and representatives worldwide in all major markets. This underlines the company’s philosophy of being present everywhere for the customer’s site. Wanzl develops and produces with approximately 4300 employees for its trade partner the most comprehensive product range on the market.

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Über die maxcrc GmbH

maxcrc GmbH headquartered in Langen (Hessen) offers solutions for praxis orientated IT management and produces software tools for the management of Vending Units and access controls. The customers benefit from well-defined, explicit competence. The company has considerable knowledge of managing complex IT infrastructures, including administration of directory services.

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Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

maxcrc GmbH
Oberer Steinberg, 47
63225 Langen
Telefon: +491784723748
Telefax: +49 (6103) 9219-32

Roland Ehlert
Telefon: +49 (6103) 9219-33
Fax: +49 (6103) 9219-32
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