Tigerair Australia introduces mobile boarding passes

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Tigerair Australia Airbus A320s at Melbourne Airport. (Rob Finlayson)

Passengers on Tigerair Australia are now able to have a paperless flight thanks to the airline’s introduction of mobile boarding passes.

Those booked to travel on Tigerair services can checkin online and have a boarding pass sent to their mobile phone via email or SMS, the airline said on Wednesday.

There is also an Apple iOS Passbook Wallet version of the mobile boarding pass for iPhone users.

Tigerair joins Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar in providing a mobile boarding pass option to passengers.

Meanwhile, Tigerair will offer those purchasing flights online the option of also booking accommodation for their trip thanks to a partnership with Booking.com.

“The introduction of mobile boarding passes and the option to secure accommodation at the same time as purchasing a flight with Tigerair are the latest in a long line of product enhancements designed to make flying Tigerair easier and more enjoyable than ever before,” Tigerair Australia commercial director Adam Rowe said in a statement.

“For the first time, travellers can manage their entire Tigerair journey from the palm of their hand, thanks to the introduction of mobile boarding passes. This important enhancement guarantees our customers have access to a seamless, integrated mobile experience from the time of purchase to boarding.”

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