Trials begin at Heathrow
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has started trials for a mobile boarding service at seven European airports.
The service is available from today (April 15) at London Heathrow, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Oslo, Stavanger and Stockholm.
A boarding pass barcode is sent directly to a user's mobile phone, containing the passenger's flight number, seat number and departure and arrival times.
The barcode can be used when checking in luggage at SAS' self service kiosks and for security, fast track security and lounge access.
"Approximately 10% of SAS passengers check-in via text and our goal for 2011 is that 80% of our customers check-in online or via their mobile," said SAS' svp commercial Lars Sandhal Sorensen.
Mr Sorensen said the service would be rolled out following the trial period ending July 1.
The boarding service will be available to passengers with access to SAS' mobile internet (WAP) website.
SAS has partnered with UK-based Mobiqa, a provider of mobile boarding technology.
SAS is the latest airline to introduce mobile boarding passes. Lufthansa, Air France and bmi all started trials of similar barcode systems last year.