Changsha airport launches paperless boarding
A trial operation of a whole-process paperless boarding service was launched at terminal 2 of Changsha Huanghua International Airport on Aug 4, Changsha Evening News reported.
It allows air travelers to book tickets, check-in and select seats using either the airport's WeChat account or Umetrip app, and then get an e-boarding pass attached with a QR code.
Passengers do not have to get a paper boarding pass at check-in, instead they just need to verify their identities by scanning the QR code on their cell phone at the boarding gate – saving a lot of trouble for air travelers in a hurry.
Air travelers are able to board their flights verifying their identities by scanning QR codes on their cellphones at Changsha Huanghua International Airport from Aug 4. [Photo/icswb.com]
During trail operation, No 5 and 6 security checks at the airport will be designated for the service with all boarding gates open to passengers using the service.
The first user, surnamed Deng, said, "I used to hold tight a stack of documents when I was about to board the plane, including boarding pass, travel itinerary, ID card, and baggage receipts.
"Now, I only need my cellphone and ID card."
According to an official at the airport, the new service simplifies boarding procedures by integrating passenger recognition and identity verification.
Passengers can book tickets, check-in and select seats using Changsha airport's website or WeChat account. [Photo/icswb.com]
Changsha Huanghua International airport is keen to introduce new systems and cutting-edge technologies for the convenience of air travelers.
Huanghua International Airport is the largest and best-equipped airport in Hunan province, and is capable of handling 4.6 million passengers every year.
Source: Changsha Evening News