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Spicejet Boeing 737-800WL VT-SGK at New Delhi airport.
Spicejet Boeing 737-800WL VT-SGK at New Delhi airport.
Photo copyright Vedant Agarwal.

Spicejet first to use Bangalore airport’s new electronic boarding gate

Gurugram based low fare carrier SpiceJet is the first airline to use the new electronic board gates at the Kempegowda airport in Bangalore.

Spicejet’s departure control system is integrated with the e-Gates and allows passengers to board by self scanning their boarding passes, whether on paper, mobile, or smart watches. The system verifies the pass, and opens the gate is less than five seconds.

the e-gates facility at Kempegowda airport, Bangalore.
Spicejet first to use the e-gates facility at Kempegowda airport, Bangalore.

Spicejet

Spicejet has found that it can board planes in about eight to ten minutes more than, halving the time taken by conventional scanning, and by using just one gate.

However, it is not clear if the CISF guards still insist on a stamped boarding pass, in which case, mobile and wearable boarding passes cannot be used.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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