We’re all dreading the long lines in front of the check-in counters at the airports. However, all of this is going to change for international flights departing Australia. In bid to reduce the waiting time at Australian airports, passengers can now check in for their flights using their mobile phones.
Airlines have since begun to issue electronic boarding passes for international flights departing Australia.
This eliminates the need for passengers to drop by check-in counters to verify their passport details and collecting a paper boarding pass.
Alan Tudge, Citizenship Minister of Australia mentioned that Australia is a world leader in the field of seamless travel and with this new move, travellers will better able to move across Australian borders smoothly. Approximately 75% of travellers are screened through the country’s automated SmartGates which helps to speed up the process as well.
It has been recorded that more than 21 million people passed through Australia’s border in their international airports the last financial year, but that number is projected to rise even further.
With an increasing volume of passengers crossing Australia’s borders, authorities will always be looking for new methods to help legitimate travellers clear the borders efficiently and at the same time sieve out those of interest to law enforcement.
This change has been implemented after several successful trials of mobile boarding passes introduced for international flights.