Passengers traveling on international flights can now check-in with their mobile phones in order to reduce waiting times at Australia airports.
Airlines will be able to issue electronic boarding passes for flights departing from Australia from Monday.
This is done in order to make passenger experience smoother and more efficient.
By making digital boarding passes available, waiting times will significantly decrease at check-in counters.
Starting Monday, airlines will be able to issue electronic boarding passes for flights departing from Australia, which means there will be reduced waiting lines at check-in counters (stock image)
‘Australia is a world leader in seamless travel and this move will allow travellers to move across our border smoothly. These increasing volumes mean we are always looking for ways to clear legitimate travellers efficiently and seek out those of interest to law enforcement,’ Citizenship Minister Alan Tudge said in a statement.
This change comes after successful trials of electronic boarding passes.
Upon the announcement, Qantas and Brisbane Airport have welcomed the change, as they have already had successful trials in the past.
‘Using digital passes has already been popular with our customers who have used their mobile devices to help make their travel experience seamless,’ A Qantas spokesperson told 9 News.
The Qantas spokesperson also added that digital boarding passes were already available to travelers going to and from Australia and New Zealand as part of a trial with Border Force.
Qantas plans to roll out more of these digital boarding passes to other international flights come October, according to 9 News.
Brisbane Airport has also had successful trials on its domestic flights and at Brisbane International.
Qantas and Brisbane Airport have welcome the change, as they have already had successful trials in the past, with plans to extend this to more international destinations (stock image)
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