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Jet Airways Airbus A330-300 VT-JWQ. Image copyright Vedant Agarwal.
Jet Airways Airbus A330-300 VT-JWQ. Image copyright Vedant Agarwal.

Jet Airways begins use of Mobile Boarding passes at Bangalore

In a much welcomed effort, Jet Airways is collaborating with the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security of India (BCAS) and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) for a pilot project to test the use of Mobile Boarding Passes on its flights. During this trial phase, guests can use the boarding passes on their mobile phones to enter Bengalore’s Kempegowda International Airport (KGIA), pass through security and board their flight – completely removing the need for paper boarding passes.

This pilot project is being carried out on select Jet Airways flights from Bengaluru to Mumbai and Delhi. BIAL has installed mobile boarding pass scanners at the entrance of the terminal, security check points and the boarding gate.

To use mobile boarding passes during the trial period, Jet Airways guests will need to web check in and opt for a mobile boarding pass.

Cramer Ball, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways

“ 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. Following the successful completion of the trial we’ll look to extend this service across all Jet Airways flights once regulatory approvals are notified. Jet Airways has always been at the forefront of using technology to enhance the travel experience of its guests and this is one of many initiatives we will look to implement over the coming years.”

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GV Sanjay Reddy, Managing Director, BIAL

“At KIAB our efforts have been to constantly evolve our IT systems and processes to help us serve our passengers and airlines more efficiently. The mobile boarding pass trial is a process improvement with simplicity and convenience at its core. This will have a direct impact on time saved and the overall passenger experience during departure. We are delighted that Jet Airways and Bengaluru Airport have partnered to test this concept and we hope this process improvement will receive the necessary regulatory clearances, and can be a reality and established process soon.”

About Vedant Agarwal

A frequent flyer for both work and pleasure - Vedant has held elite status on many of the major alliances and airlines. Also an avid aviation photographer, his pictures have been published in and on the covers of many international publications.

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