Airline boosts mobile ticketing services
13 March 2009 — 2:00 PM
Those with the latest mobile phones have been given more options when it comes to air travel this week.
Air France KLM has announced that it will extend its range of electronic ticketing services that involve using portable devices to check in and board their flight.
Both divisions of the airline will now increase the number of European services they offer the facility on, in a bid to provide "a more comfortable travel experience".
Initially, the mobile ticketing scheme had been tested for six months on flights between Paris and Amsterdam, but will now be gradually rolled-out to other airports - including those in the UK.
Patrick Roux, senior vice-president of marketing for Air France KLM, said: "This new service perfectly meets the needs of our customers for speed and autonomy."
He added that it was also indicative of the firm's commitment to "offer innovative new services".
Nokia's Near Field Communication system is just one other technology currently in development which could lead to growth in mobile ticketing and payments.
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