Mobile boarding passes are being trialled by easyJet from six airports – Stansted, Southend, Manchester, Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Nice.
Passengers travelling from the airports included in the trial can check-in in less than 10 seconds, download and store their boarding passes on iPhone and Android phones.
Once boarding passes have been downloaded they are stored offline so no network coverage or Wi-Fi is required and no roaming charges will be incurred. Boarding passes can be downloaded from between 30 days and two hours before the flight departs.
The trial will be extended to include mobile web to cater for Windows phone 7/8 and Blackberry devices later in the year.
Marketing director Peter Duffy said: “We are really pleased to be trialling mobile boarding passes – we know from passenger feedback that it will be a popular addition to our award-winning app.
“Building on the success of the app, which is the fastest airline app on the market, mobile boarding passes is the next important step in our aim to make travel easy and affordable.
“Following a successful trial, we will be working with each of the airports in order to rollout the function across the network. The trial will also be extended to include multiple boarding passes on the same device so that families can all check in using one or a number of mobiles, depending on their preference.”