Cyberflyer, an Internet access booth, has made its debut at Norfolk International Airport in Virginia.
The six booths, which are situated throughout the airport, are constructed of stainless steel with seats and a counter. Each is equipped with an Intel-based personal computer that uses a customized version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer to retrieve and send e-mail and access the Internet on high-speed phone lines at 33 cents a minute.
With the swipe of a credit card, travelers will be able to access America Online, the Microsoft Network, Netcom, AT&T Worldnet, Compuserve and other services. People with laptop computers can connect to their mail and Internet services via a data port.
Links are also available to business news, financial services, travel- reservation services and online shopping. Free information about the airport and the Norfolk area is available through the customized Internet browser.
Table-top versions of the Cyberflyer, a product of the Denver-based company Cyberflyer Technologies, will be tested this fall in some airport restaurants through a program with Host Marriott Services.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, currently reviewing proposals from many companies, plans to install kiosks with Internet access and e-mail service at Kennedy, La Guardia and Newark Airports. Internet access is available at the business centers in La Guardia, which opened in May.