Air France and KLM are extending their
electronic boarding pass service. The airlines have now introduced the
service on most of the European and French domestic destinations.
electronic boarding pass which passengers can receive on a PDA or mobile
phone, offers customers a more comfortable travel experience.
Following a six-month test on the Paris-Amsterdam-Paris route
and after a first launch on some French destinations last month (‘La
Navette’ flights), the service is now ready for gradual roll-out
throughout Europe. It can be used on flights from Paris and Amsterdam to
most European destinations other than the UK .
can check in using their PDA or smart phone - and receive their boarding
pass by e‑mail or as an MMS or SMS on their mobile device. It is no
longer necessary to print the boarding pass. The only paper document
customers still need in order to travel is their personal ID.
The electronic (mobile) boarding pass contains all the
information displayed on a conventional boarding pass including a unique
bar code. The bar code will be scanned at the gate and can be shown at
the baggage drop off points, security, lounges and at the tax free shops
at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
“It is our aim to offer as many passengers as possible a
comfortable and hassle free travel experience without any unnecessary
‘paperwork’”said Martijn van der Zee, Vice President E‑commerce Air
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