Boarding passes may soon go `mobile` in India

Air travellers across the country may soon have their boarding passes sent directly to their cell phones.

Last Updated: Oct 02, 2011, 12:30 PM IST

New Delhi: Air travellers across the country may soon have their boarding passes sent directly to their cell phones.

SITA, an air transport communications and IT solutions provider, is in talks with airlines and other agencies concerned for implementation of their PassengerWeb check-in application that allows people to check-in via electronic boarding passes sent directly to their phones.

"We are in talks with airlines and airports for implementation of our host of mobile technologies, including PassengerWeb check-in application," SITA senior vice president
(Sales and Relationship Management) Peter Cunnighan said.

The PassengerWeb check-in application allows passengers to download their boarding passes onto their mobile phones by visiting a secure link that is e-mailed to them after booking a flight.

"The combination of mobile devices and advanced communications technology will increase the productivity of both airline and airport staff, enabling them to do their work more quickly and efficiently," Cunningham said.

The mobile boarding pass system is already in place in several international airlines, including American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines and British Airways.

PTI