Private carrier Jet Airways has started testing mobile boarding passes on select flights from the Bengaluru airport, the airline said in a statement today.
The airline said the pilot project has been kicked off on select flights from Bengaluru to Mumbai and New Delhi from February 12. To facilitate the process, the Naresh Goyal-led airline has entered into a partnership with the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security of India and the Bengaluru international airport, it said in a statement today.
During this trial phase, a passenger can use the barcoded boarding pass on the mobile phone to enter the airport and after the security checks can board the flight, and that the Bengaluru airport has already installed mobile boarding pass scanners at the entrance, security check-points and at the boarding gates.
To use mobile boarding passes, Jet passengers will need to check in online and opt for a mobile boarding pass. Commenting on the development, Jet Airways chief executive Cramer Ball said the initiative will greatly improve the on-ground guest experience during departure.
If the city's experience is good, the airline may extend this service across all Jet flights. Bengaluru airport managing director GV Sanjay Reddy said, the mobile boarding pass trial is a process improvement with simplicity and convenience at its core and will have a direct impact on time saved and the overall passenger experience.
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The Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru is promoted by the consortium led by the GVK Group with 43 per cent stake, Siemens Projects Ventures with 26 percent, Flughafen Zurich with 5 per cent stake, Karnataka State Industrial Investment and Development Corporation holds 13 per cent, Airport Authority holds remaining 13 per cent.