SpiceJet’s ‘smart check-in’ facility launched at Hyderabad airport

, 6:26 AM IST

Hyderabad: Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju today inaugurated the smart check-in facility introduced by SpiceJet for passengers at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here.

“Smart check-in facility, using BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and NFC (Near Field Communication) technologies, is available to all SpiceJet customers who have booked their tickets through the SpiceJet mobile app,” the company said in a statement.

NFC enables passengers to receive their boarding pass on their smartphone, when they check-in through NFC-enabled smartphones with SpiceJet’s mobile app.

Customers, who have booked their tickets using the mobile app, will have to simply open the app and touch the mobile device on the NFC check-in poster available at the airport to retrieve their mobile boarding pass on their smartphones.

The service has been initially introduced at Hyderabad Airport in close coordination with GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) and will soon be available in all airports supporting e-boarding facility, it said.