HYDERABAD: The city’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport added another airline to its e-boarding list, with the facility being extended to Emirates Airlines passengers, on Monday.
Previously, Indigo and GoAir Airlines had made e-boarding available to its flyers booked on scheduled carriers. In its latest addition, Dubai-bound Emirates passengers – travelling on EK 527 – were e-boarded at the airport.
The GMR-led airport is among the only airports in India to offer end-to-end paperless e-boarding to all its domestic passengers across all flights.
Under the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ programme, it started rolling out this indigenously developed digital solution to international flights from December 2020 and became the first facility in India to do so.
The e-boarding facility for domestic passengers was launched in December 2015.
“E-boarding enhances passenger experience, reduces queue waiting time at the airport, removes redundancies at checkpoints, helps airlines to optimise their processes and improve their resource utilisation. The real time data availability of all passenger check points helps enhance the airport’s operational efficiency and enhances overall safety and security of airport,” a release issued by the GHIAL stated.
However, passengers are still free to choose between e-boarding and the conventional paper boarding process.