Mumbai Airport Begins Mobile Boarding Pass Trials

Mobile boarding passes are digital versions of the printed paper cards airlines issue upon check-in. Travellers can check-in online and will receive a link to a QR code containing all their details. This QR code is scanned at security terminals and verified by BSIF personnel at the airport. Mumbai airport is conducting trials along with Vistara airlines.

The Mumbai airport has been conducting mobile boarding pass trials for two weeks, a step in the direction to make boarding passes obsolete.

E-Passes have been extensively used by several airlines and airport authorities the world over for at least the past 8 years.

An e-boarding pass is a digital equivalent of the printed paper cards that airlines handout during check-in.

The pilot project has been initiated in partnership with Vistara airlines. All customers have to do is opt for mobile booking pass when buying a ticket.

On the day of travelling a flyer can check in online and will be sent an SMS or link to a QR code that contains all their details.

Upon reaching the airport, the passenger scans the QR code which is verified by CSIF personnel across the many security checkpoints.

Trials of using e-boarding passes have also been carried out at Bangalore and Hyderabad airports along with select airlines.

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