Airline is first in North America to launch innovative service
CALGARY, June 26 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced the
introduction of the paperless boarding pass. WestJet is the first airline in
North America to use this innovative e-format to check in and board guests.
Starting in Victoria (British Columbia) today, guests will be able to proceed
through security and board their WestJet flight using the paperless boarding
pass displayed on their personal mobile device.
"This is just the beginning. In the coming weeks, our guests will see
more WestJet destinations in Canada offer this convenient paperless service,"
said Dale Tinevez, Vice-President of Airports for WestJet. "Our team has
worked diligently to bring this innovation to our guests and I thank them for
their efforts. All of our WestJet owners are committed to building on our
exceptional guest experience."
During the WestJet Web check-in process, guests will now be presented
boarding pass options. They can choose to print their boarding pass
immediately or at the airport, or select the paperless boarding pass option
and have an e-mail sent to their mobile device. They will then show the
boarding pass displayed on their mobile device to proceed through security and
to board their flight. WestJet paperless boarding passes will be accepted
gradually across Canada in the coming weeks. WestJet Mobile check-in was
launched in early May and future enhancements include expanding Web check-in
to transborder destinations.
"We are also expanding our Web check-in service," added Tinevez. "Our
transborder destinations will soon be included, allowing guests travelling to
the United States the ability to check in and select a seat online up to
24 hours before their departure."
WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service
throughout its 38-city North American and Caribbean network. Named Canada's
most admired corporate culture in 2005 and 2006, WestJet pioneered low-cost
high-value flying in Canada. With increased legroom and leather seats on its
modern fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live seatback
television provided by Bell ExpressVu on the majority of its fleet, WestJet
strives to be the number one choice for travellers.
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