MBJ to accept electronic boarding passes

Part of new passenger experience initiatives.

Sangster International Airport in Jamaica will allow passengers to use electronic boarding passes from 24 November 2015.

This follows the approval of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority to allow passengers travelling on or after the 24 November 2015 to use boarding passes displayed on electronic handheld devices for screening by airport security personnel.

Passengers will be able to check in online for their flights and arrive at the airport and proceed directly to the security screening area or check their bags first and then proceed to the security screening area.

International passengers

99.0% of passengers using MBJ are international.

66% are from the United States, 20% were from Canada and 11% were from Europe.

Almost all of these passengers will be using one or more mobile devices and expect facilities like the use of electronic boarding passes.

Future initiatives at MBJ

This initiative is one of several being undertaken to improve the overall passenger experience at the Montego Bay Airport.

MBJ Airports Limited said announcements will be made regarding the other initiatives at the appropriate time.

About Sangster International (MBJ)

Sangster International Airport (MBJ) is the main airport for international tourists visiting Jamaica.

MBJ is the busiest airport in Jamaica with almost 4 million passengers a year.

It is located 3 mi (4.8 km) east of Montego Bay where 90% the island´s hotel capacity is located.

American Airlines is the main airline carrier with 23% of the total passenger traffic, followed by Delta with 13%, Airtran with 9% and Jetblue with 8%.

N.B. Image credit: mbjairport.com

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