In a first of its kind initiative in India, Jet Airways is collaborating with the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security of India (BCAS) and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) for a pilot project to test the use of Mobile Boarding Passes on its flights.
During this trial phase, guests can use barcoded boarding passes on their mobile phones to enter Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KGIA), pass through security and board their flight. This removes the need for paper boarding passes and fast tracks departure process.
This pilot project is being carried out select Jet Airways flights from Bengaluru to Mumbai and Delhi on a trial basis from February 12, 2015.
BIAL has installed mobile boarding pass scanners at the entrance of the terminal, security check points and the boarding gate.
To use mobile boarding passes during the trial period, Jet Airways passengers will need to check in at jetairways.com, m.jetairways.com or the Jet Airways mobile app and opt for a mobile boarding pass which has been designed in-house by Jet Airways and follows all IATA standards and requirements.
Mr. Cramer Ball, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways, said,
“ We are delighted to partner BCAS and BIAL to test the application of mobile boarding passes. This initiative is set to greatly improve the on-ground guest experience during the departure process.
Following the successful completion of the trial we’ll look to extend this service across all Jet Airways flights once regulatory approvals are notified.
Jet Airways has always been at the forefront of using technology to enhance the travel experience of its guests and this is one of many initiatives we will look to implement over the coming years.”
Mr. GV Sanjay Reddy, Managing Director, BIAL said:
“At KIAB our efforts have been to constantly evolve our IT systems and processes to help us serve our passengers and airlines more efficiently. The mobile boarding pass trial is a process improvement with simplicity and convenience at its core. This will have a direct impact on time saved and the overall passenger experience during departure. We are delighted that Jet Airways and Bengaluru Airport have partnered to test this concept and we hope this process improvement will receive the necessary regulatory clearances, and can be a reality and established process soon.”
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 116 aircraft, which include 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 8 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 4 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, 76 next generations Boeing 737-700/800/900/900ER aircraft and 15 ATR 72-500 and 3 ATR72-600. Flights to 71 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kuwait, London (Heathrow), Muscat, New York (Newark), Paris, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.
Jet Airways is a member airline of Etihad Airways Partners.
About Bangalore International Airport Limited
BIAL is a Public Limited Company under the Companies Act formed to build, own and operate Bangalore‘s Greenfield private sector-owned and operated airport – the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. Private promoters hold a 74% (GVK – 43%, Siemens Projects Ventures –26%, and Flughafen Zurich AG– 5%) stake in BIAL while the government holds the remaining 26% (Karnataka State Industrial Investment and Development Corporation – 13%, Airport Authority of India – 13%).
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