Gulf Air has introduced mobile check-in and mobile boarding pass. Passengers can check in using their internet-enabled mobiles from 24 hours in advance until 90 minutes before the flight departs.
All that customers need to do is to log into www.gulfair.com from their internet-enabled mobile phones, enter booking details, choose their seats and confirm. A barcode will appear on the mobile screen, which the customers can show at the boarding gate after completing the immigration checks.
Gulf Air Director Information Technology Dr. Jassim Haji said, “Launching mobile check-in comes as a part of Gulf Air’s business strategy to be on top of the latest trends and technologies so that we can provide our passengers with the most innovative self-service facilities. The mobile check-in facility is linked to the latest airport check-in systems, which Gulf Air has deployed at select airports that are being expanded. As people are becoming more reliant on mobile devices in their day-to-day life, the mobile check-in facility, I am sure, will be well received.”
Added Gulf Air Senior Manager Marketing Shehab Saeed, “The mobile check-in facility is one more addition to our line-up of improvements towards making our passengers’ travel experience easier, faster and more enjoyable, following the recent re-launch of our website www.gulfair.com with improved features.
“Busy and time-conscious travellers do not like to waste time standing in queues to check in at airport counters; the mobile check-in facility not only saves time but also allows customers the freedom to arrive at the airport just in time for the scheduled boarding time” Mr. Saeed concluded.
Currently the mobile check in facility is available in Bahrain, Copenhagen, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, London, Larnaca and Paris CDG airports only. More stations will be added as soon as permissions are received from respective airport authorities.
The mobile check-in boarding pass is valid only after the travel documents are checked, verified and stamped at designated immigration counters.