Etihad Airways has streamlined the boarding process for its passengers by introducing mobile boarding passes on select routes.
The introduction of the mobile boarding is more environmentally friendly and the airline claims it will lead to less boarding pass losses.
The service will be available for guests on Abu Dhabi, London Heathrow, Manchester, Doha, Colombo, Dammam, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Sao Paulo, Istanbul, Minsk, Munich, and Tokyo Narita.
Etihad Airways chief commercial officer Peter Baumgartner said that mobile boarding will make life easier for passengers.
“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,” Mr Baumgartner said.
The new mobile boarding passes will include guest name, seat number, flight number, gate number and a barcode which will be scanned by an electronic reader before departure.
Passengers will be able to receive mobile boarding passes directly to their smart phones or save them using the Passbook feature if they have IOS phones.