M.A.G. introduces self scan boarding passes and free wifi at Stansted

New Stansted owners Manchester Airports Group have introduced self scan boarding passes before security.

Just over one month after taking ownership of Stansted Airport, new owners Manchester Airports Group (M.A.G), have introduced self scan boarding passes before security and free wi-fi throughout the terminal.

Stansted introduces self scan boarding passesNew self-service ‘Smart Access’ scanners will replace the manual boarding pass checks currently in place for passengers flying from the airport.

The system scans boarding passes and verifies that passengers are travelling on the correct flight and date. This replaces the previous manual check.

Stansted, part of M.A.G, has invested £1.2 million in the new system.

Neil Banks, Stansted Airport’s Terminal Manager, said: “The introduction of the new ‘Smart Access’ system will make it quicker and simpler for passengers to reach the departure lounge. The innovation is the first part of some really exciting changes planned across the airport, part of which involves developing a fantastic new and improved departure lounge for our passengers to enjoy.”

A dedicated entrance will be available for wheelchair users and passengers with reduced mobility, while child buggies will be able to pass through the wider gates available at each entry point. Staff will also be on hand for anyone requiring assistance and to help people through the process.

Visit stanstedairport.com to view a fact sheet about how to use ‘Smart Access’.

Stansted is the latest UK airport to introduce self scan boarding pass. Others include London City (LCY) and Heathrow (LHR) Terminal 4.

On 01 April, Stansted introduced a new free wi-fi service for passengers throughout the terminal. The service is free for sixty minutes.