Emirates has become the first airline in the region to launch commercial e-ticketing. At the same time, the airline has introduced electronic check-in at Dubai International Airport.
E-ticketing is available now to passengers in Australia and New Zealand who book seats on flights between Sydney and Auckland and Melbourne and Auckland, which started from Australia on August 2. It is available only for bookings made online, through the Emirates Call Center or at an Emirates ticket office.
E-ticketing will also be available on the Brisbane-Auckland sector when Emirates launches its new service between Dubai, Brisbane and Auckland on October 26. It will then gradually be extended to the rest of the network.
The airline has also introduced self check-in kiosks in the Economy and First and Business check-in areas at Dubai International Airport. At present, these can be used for Skywards members only but, eventually, all passengers with hang baggage only will be able to use them.
Dubai-based Emirates Airline was established in 1985. The airline announced the largest order in aviation history at the recent Paris Air Show, placing orders for an additional 71 new Airbus and Boeing aircraft worth $19 billion to join its fast-growing fleet. — (menareport.com)
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