- The RGI airport led by GMR Group has already been providing end-to-end paperless e-boarding for domestic flyers
- The international e-boarding facility will slash queues and save time for flyers at the airport
- Passengers can choose between conventional paper boarding or electronic boarding passes on their mobile phones to use the system
THoD Newsdesk, Hyderabad: The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, has become India’s first airport to allow e-boarding for international flights. Indigo was the first airline to start the international flight e-boarding service at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD) and select flights by Air India too, will be entertaining this provision. The RGI airport led by GMR Group, has already been providing end-to-end paperless e-boarding for flyers who travelling within the domestic circuit. The new system is in line with the Centre’s Digital India campaign, according to reports.
The international e-boarding facility will slash queues and save time for flyers at the airport. The e-boarding service works as an advanced security solution and reduces hassles at checkpoints. This service will enable airlines to improve their resource utilization and optimize their processes while increasing security at the airport.
Flyers must book their ticket online and carry out web check-in and at the airport, they are required to show the digital or printed boarding card at the e-boarding scanner at Departures Entrance Gate. Flyers will be allowed to proceed once CISF validates the documents. At the Check-in counter, the assigned agent will be scanning the boarding card and flyers will have to drop their luggage at the counter. At immigration, flyers must complete the passport verification, which is a process overseen by the Bureau of Immigration officials.
In a statement, GHIAL was quoted saying, “Passengers can choose between conventional paper boarding or electronic boarding passes on their mobile phones to use the system. Benefits of e-boarding include reduced queue waiting time, removal of redundancies at checkpoints. It also helps airlines optimize their resource utilization and the airport to continuously enhance operational efficiency, overall safety and security.”