easyJet is rolling out internet check-in for its UK passengers and is offering a 15-minute gate arrival time for those travelling only with hand baggage.
Following a successful trial in early February, easyJet is now offering online check-in on all routes from London Stansted, London Gatwick and Edinburgh airports and is in the process of rolling-out the service to customers across Europe.
By April, the innovation should be available to 90% of easyJet’s UK passengers.
Online check-in is a simple process that enables passengers with hand baggage to bypass the check-in queue by printing-off their boarding pass from their own computer. Unlike other airlines, easyJet allows passengers to print off their boarding pass at the time of booking - rather than having to log-in again immediately before travel.
The procedure has been approved by the Department for Transport and passengers still face the same security checks.
Passengers who have checked-in online will be able to arrive at the boarding gate 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time - a more generous time than that offered by any other airline.
Andy Harrison, easyJet Chief Executive, said:
“easyJet’s business is a unique combination of low-costs, care and convenience and we strive to make life ever easier for our customers. With online check-in and Europe’s most generous hand-baggage allowance it is no surprise that business passengers keep flocking to us.”