easyJet, the UK’s largest and one of Europe’s leading airlines, has launched a new passport scanning function to its award-winning mobile app, making it the first European airline to have such a feature.
easyJet’s app, which has been downloaded over 10 million times to date, now enables customers using an iOS or Android device to scan their passport details using their mobile phone camera making it quicker and easier to check in.
James Millett, easyJet’s Head of Digital, said:
“Our new mobile passport scanning function will save time for the millions of customers who use the app to input their travel documentation details. It’s another example of innovating to make travel as easy as it is affordable with easyJet.”
“We’ve developed the new function in partnership with credentials management service Jumio to ensure details can be scanned in easily, safely and securely. Combined with our mobile boarding passes customers can now check in on their mobiles up to 2 hours before flights in 110 of the airports easyJet fly to across Europe.“
easyJet’s mobile app is now available to download and was recently awarded ‘Best Mobile Booking Solution’ at the Mobile Travel and Tourism Awards 2014, and ‘Best B2C App’ at the Marketing on Mobile Awards last year.
Other stuff you can do with the easyjet app on iOS and Android devices?
Book flights – Book easyJet flights directly
Choose seats – use the seat maps to choose a seat
Manage bookings – Login to view easyJet travel details. Add passport details, change flight, disruption management, view all bookings and more…
Add flight options – add bags or sports equipment whilst booking a flight or up to 2 hours before the original departure time of the flight
Save details – Login using easyJet account details for access to flights and to make future bookings as quick & easy as possible
Track flights – Check the latest information about a journey, flight disruptions and more.
Share bookings – Email or text flight details to other people, create flight and check-in reminders direct to the phone calendar or just share trip information on facebook, twitter, Google+ and many more
easyjet travel innovations
easyJet is committed to innovating to make travel easier and this year alone launched a partnership with flightradar24 to track flights on the move, introduced a live update system to connect with passengers and was the first European airline to trial iBeacons.