MBJ Airports, a consortium operating Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport, has announced that the airport will accept electronic boarding passes (EBP) as part of the security screening process.
The announcement follows after MBJ Airports received approval for the initiative from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Jamaica.
The passengers will be permitted to use boarding passes as displayed on electronic handheld devices for screening by airport security personnel.
Travellers will be able to check in online for their flights and can evade the long waiting queue at the check-in desks.
The EBP will allow passengers to either can walk down directly to the security check area after they arrive at the airport or can check their luggage first and then proceed to the security screening area.
MBJ, through its newly introduced facility, hopes to render a better and smooth travel experience to its customers at the airport, enabling the airport to retain its leading position in the Caribbean region.
MBJ Airports said: "As the operator of one of the most important assets in Jamaica, we are always seeking to improve the level of service at the airport."
Sangster International Airport is one of the busiest of three international airports in Jamaica, the other two being the Norman Manley International Airport and the Ian Fleming International Airport.
Image: Sangster International Airport. Photo: courtesy of Uncle Leo.