Jet Airways to test use of mobile boarding passes

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on February 19, 2015

Jet Airways has joined hands with the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security of India (BCAS) and Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) for a pilot project to test the use of mobile boarding passes on its flights.

During this trial phase, guests can use barcoded boarding passes on their mobile phones to enter Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KGIA), pass through security and board their flight.

This removes the need for paper boarding passes and fast-tracks the departure process, as per a press statement.

The initiative is being carried out on select Jet Airways flights from Bengaluru to Mumbai and Delhi on a trial basis from February 12.

“Following the successful completion of the trial we’ll look to extend this service across all Jet Airways flights once regulatory approvals are notified,” said Cramer Ball, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways.

BIAL has installed mobile boarding pass scanners at the entrance of the terminal, security check points and the boarding gate, the statement said.

Shares of Jet Airways went up by 6.31 per cent to close at ₹439.55 on the Bombay Stock Exchange today.

Published on February 19, 2015
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