easyJet launches new passport scanning app

14 October 2014 (Last Updated October 14th, 2014 18:30)

easyJet has added a new passport scanning function to its mobile app, becoming the first airline in Europe to offer this feature.

easyJet has added a new passport scanning function to its mobile app, becoming the first airline in Europe to offer this feature.

Customers using an iOS or Android device can now use this app to scan their passport details using their mobile phone camera, which makes it much easier and quicker to check-in.

The company said that the app has been downloaded over ten million times to date.

"Our new mobile passport scanning function will save time for the millions of customers who use the app to input their travel documentation details."

easyJet's head of digital James Millett said: "Our new mobile passport scanning function will save time for the millions of customers who use the app to input their travel documentation details.

"It is another example of innovating to make travel as easy as it is affordable with easyJet. We have developed the new function in partnership with credentials management service Jumio to ensure details can be scanned in easily, safely and securely.

"Combined with our mobile boarding passes customers can now check in on their mobiles up to 2hr before flights in 110 of the airports easyJet fly to across Europe."

This latest app by easyJet is now available to download. Recently, it was also awarded 'Best Mobile Booking Solution' at the Mobile Travel and Tourism Awards 2014, and 'Best B2C App' at the Marketing on Mobile Awards last year.

Apart from this app, the company has also launched a partnership with flightradar24 to track flights. It has also introduced a live update system to connect with travellers and was the first European airline to trial iBeacons.