Emirates introduces new boarding system
Emirates airline is introducing home printed e-boarding passes (eBP) to speed up the check-in process.
This new feature carries an Iata approved 2D barcode which can be read at all boarding gates equipped with a scanner. The service enables passengers carrying only hand luggage to proceed directly through passport control and security to the appropriate gate. Travellers with check-in baggage can also utilize this facility by depositing their belongings at the quick bag drop counters.
Dale Griffith, divisional senior vice president, Emirates Airport Services said: "Emirates is one of the first airlines in the Middle East to launch eBPs. The objective of this initiative is to provide customers with more control of their trip, more flexibility and value-added services that enhance the journey."
The service, which was developed by Emirates Airport Services and launched in collaboration with Dubai police, immigration and security, was designed to eliminate queues and provide a seamless traveller passage. Airports without scanners can board customers with eBPs by using the Departure Control System.