easyJet become first European airline to launch mobile boarding passes at Belfast International Airport

28 January 2014
easyJet become first European airline to launch mobile boarding passes at Belfast International Airport

Passengers at Belfast International Airport can now board their easyJet flight using their phone – as Northern Ireland’s largest airline becomes the first European carrier to introduce mobile boarding passes.

From today everyone flying from Belfast International with easyJet will be able to download their boarding pass via the airline’s app and scan it to gain access to their flight. Special scanners have been installed at bag drop desks, security and departure gates across Belfast International Airport to help speed up queues and boarding times.
Over 100,000 passengers at Belfast International Airport are expected to download mobile boarding passes over the next year. Since launching the technology in September 2013 over 2.5 million mobile boarding passes have been downloaded across Europe by easyJet customers.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Head of Northern Ireland commented:

"We’re pleased to introduce mobile boarding passes across all easyJet flights from Belfast to make travel easier for our passengers. The service will be offered in addition to printed boarding passes and will allow customers to check in and download their pass via the easyJet app.

"Mobile boarding passes can be saved on the easyJet app and accessed without network coverage or roaming charges wherever you are. Customers can check in for their flight as early as 30 days ahead of the departure or as little as two hours before."

Uel Hoey, Business Development Director, Belfast International Airport said, "This is another great initiative from easyJet and with the growth of mobile devices it makes sense that this service is in place for all of easyJet’s Belfast passengers.  With around 50% of the air travel market in Northern Ireland using easyJet we are sure passengers will welcome this new development."
Passengers using the easyJet app can also gain live information about every flight. The Flight Tracker tool enables customers to search for their departure and see real time information direct from easyJet’s Operational Control Centre.

The tool can also be accessed via www.easyjet.com/en/flight-tracker and displays scheduled departure and arrival times but also gives vital information in times of disruption, providing passengers with extra piece of mind at their fingertips.

The easyJet app is the fastest in the industry enabling passengers to book a flight in less than 30 seconds. Adding mobile check-in and boarding passes makes the whole process even quicker and more seamless with no need to print any paperwork.