This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

IT news articles from ihotdesk
E-mail article
Print article
Complete a contact form
Contact us
Have a representative from ihotdesk call you
Request a
call back


Return to article list

Mobile phone check-in to be used at airports

Software services
Get the hotNews RSS Feed
click here

News Archive

Year Category  
2008 Outsourcing 75
2008 Software services 8
2008 Project 3
2008 Security 35
2008 Product 23
2008 Communications 69
2008 SME IT 83
2007 Outsourcing 252
2007 Software services 165
2007 Project 158
2007 Security 120
2007 Product 146
2007 Communications 82
2007 SME IT 14
2006 Outsourcing 123
2006 Software services 133
2006 Project 46
2006 Security 120
2006 Product 126

Breaking news from ihotdesk communications, Voice, VoIP and Video conferencing solutions in London:
Passengers will soon be able to use their mobile phones to check-in at airports, thanks to a new scheme.

Category Communications
18 February 2008
Passengers will soon be able to use their mobile phones to check-in at airports, thanks to a new scheme.

Virgin Atlantic spoke out about the new system, claiming that although it is too early to predict the popularity of the scheme, sending boarding passes to phones, which could then be read by airport officials straight from the device, could save passengers a lot of time.

Janine Donovan, press officer at Virgin Atlantic, said: "We believe it will be another option for customers to use and that it will give them more choice of check-in options."

"The fact that most people have a mobile phone and it is with them most of the time indicates it would be a powerful way to check them in," he added.

Other departure information, such as gate numbers, could also be sent straight to passengers' phones.

At the end of last year the International Air Transport Association (IATA) claimed that the aviation industry is moving towards mobile phone check-in using two-dimensional barcodes

Furthermore, IATA announced that the end of 2010 has been set as the deadline to implement 100 per cent bar coded boarding passes.

ADNFCR-8000229-ID-18471296-ADNFCR© Adfero Ltd
Related articles
'New iPhone will prove popular'
Mobile bundle deals on the increase
Smartphone sales continue to rise
'Buyers aware of mobile technology range'
Mobile email service launched

Read all news