BA brings mobile boarding passes to Asia

Streamlined check-in procedures are among the initiatives that British Airways’ (BA) is planning to roll out in the Asia-Pacific in 2011. Others are joint-service agreements and increased frequencies to key Chinese cities.

BA will streamline check-in procedures, launching mobile boarding passes in Hong Kong by the first quarter of next year – the first city in Asia-Pacific to adopt the paperless check-in trend. Once introduced, passengers can check in via the BA application on their smartphones and download a barcode that should take them directly to security check. Luggage can be left at a separate drop-off.