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Mumbai trials paperless boarding passes

Paperless boarding passes are being trialled at the international airport in Mumbai as the latest step to move air travel in India into the digital age.

Mumbai International Airport.
Mumbai International Airport. Image by Alex Graves / CC BY-SA 2.0

Around 280,000 aircraft pass through India’s second busiest airport every year, and the trial has been running for two weeks, with passengers receiving an SMS message on a mobile phone containing a scanable QR code, in place of a traditional paper boarding pass. Private airline Jet Airways has been trialling its own version of the paperless boarding card on flights from Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com