Gulf Air launches mobile check-in
Manama, November 5, 2012
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has introduced mobile check-in, where customers can check-in using internet-enabled mobile devices 24 hours in advance until 90 minutes to flight departure.
All that customers need to do is to log onto the website from their internet-enabled mobile phones, enter booking details, choose their seats and confirm, a statement from Gulf Air said.
A barcode will appear on the mobile screen, which the customers can show at the boarding gate after completing the immigration checks.
Dr Jassim Haji, director of information technology at Gulf Air, said: “Launching mobile check-in comes as a part of Gulf Air’s business strategy to be on top of the latest trends and technologies so that we can provide our passengers with the most innovative self-service facilities.”
“The mobile check-in facility is linked to the latest airport check-in systems, which Gulf Air has deployed at select airports that are being expanded. As people are becoming more reliant on mobile devices in their day-to-day life, the mobile check-in facility, I am sure, will be well received,” he said.
“The mobile check-in facility is one more addition to our line-up of improvements towards making our passengers’ travel experience easier, faster and more enjoyable, following the recent re-launch of our website with improved features,” Shehab Saeed, senior manager of marketing, Gulf Air said.
“Busy and time-conscious travellers do not like to waste time standing in queues to check in at airport counters; the mobile check-in facility not only saves time but also allows customers the freedom to arrive at the airport just in time for the scheduled boarding time,” he added.
The facility is currently available in Bahrain, Copenhagen, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, London, Larnaca and Paris CDG airports. More stations will be added as soon as permissions are received from respective airport authorities, the statement said.
The mobile check-in boarding pass is valid only after travel documents are checked, verified and stamped at designated immigration counters. – TradeArabia News Service