Mobile boarding passes are being introduced for Etihad Airways’ passengers flying from Heathrow and Manchester.
The facility offers increased check-in options, reduces paper wastage, eliminates the risk of boarding pass loss, and enables the storage of multiple boarding passes on one mobile device.
Mobile boarding passes contain the same information as traditional passes including passenger name, seat number, flight number, gate number and a barcode which will be scanned by an electronic reader at the departure gate.
Passengers will be able to receive their mobile boarding passes directly to their smart phone, saved using the Passbook feature on iOS operated devices, or saved and sent to an email address.
The number of the UAE carrier’s airport gateways equipped with mobile boarding pass readers will steadily increase as the it installs the new technology across its global network.
The feature is now available for passengers travelling from Abu Dhabi, Heathrow, Manchester, Doha, Colombo, Dammam, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Sao Paulo, Istanbul, Minsk, Munich, and Tokyo Narita.
Chief commercial officer Peter Baumgartner said: “Our aim is to simplify and streamline the departure and boarding experience.
“The elimination of paper boarding passes will be more convenient for our guests and reduce our environmental footprint, which is good for the guest, the business and for the environment.”