One of the largest airline service in the country, Jet Airways, has partnered with the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security and Bengaluru Airport to test out a new technology that will involve the use of mobile phone as a boarding pass for the flights.
Jet Airways said that the service is currently in the test phase and will soon be implemented at the various other airports in the country. However, for now the passengers entering at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KGIA) can use their smartphone as their boarding pass, and after clearing the security checks they will be fit to board the flight.
The company is only testing it at few selected airports in the cities, including Bengaluru, New Delhi, and Mumbai. As a part of the trial, Jet Airways has installed mobile terminals for the passengers to scan their barcodes.
This type of service is already active in the countries including US and allows the passengers to use their smartphones as a boarding pass. Each time a ticket is purchased, the airline generates a barcode on the user’s mobile that contains all the information required to check in. The barcode is a complete replica of the boarding pass, however, is not readable by human beings.
Apart from this, Jet Airways (India) Limited BSE: 532617 today gained a hike of 4.69% to 460.15. At the opening time, shares were having a value of 440.0 per piece, which soon reached a highest of 467.00. However, by the end of the day the value per piece felt down to 460.15 with a lowest of 433.10. Looking at the overall performance, company had a gain of 20.60 which makes it acquire a total capital of 49.14 Bn.