In a first of its kind initiative for the Indian aviation industry, Jet Airways and Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) have teamed up to test mobile boarding passes.
The two companies, along with the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security of India (BCAS), will allow passengers to use barcoded boarding passes on their mobile phones to enter Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport, pass through security and board their flight.
This pilot project is being carried out select Jet flights from Bengaluru to Mumbai and Delhi. To facilitate this, BIAL has installed mobile boarding pass scanners at the entrance of the terminal, security check points and the boarding gate.
“We are delighted to partner BCAS and BIAL to test the application of mobile boarding passes. This initiative is set to greatly improve the on-ground guest experience during the departure process,” said Cramer Ball, CEO of Jet Airways.
“Following the successful completion of the trial we’ll look to extend this service across all Jet Airways flights once regulatory approvals are notified,” he added.
To use mobile boarding passes, Jet passengers will need to check-in online at jetairways.com, m.jetairways.com or via the airline’s mobile app and select the mobile boarding pass option.