Air Canada has expanded its convenient ‘ticketless travel’ service to include: Antigua, Barbados, Kingston, Montego Bay, Nassau, Port-au-Prince, Port of Spain and Saint Lucia—offering customers the choice of electronic ticketing when travelling to and from these popular Caribbean destinations.
“Customer demand for electronic ticketing continues to increase so we are continuing to expand the service on our international routes,” said Marc Rosenberg, Vice President, Sales and Product Distribution. “This initiative complements the progressive availability of electronic ticketing on more and more of the Air Canada international network.”
Electronic ticketing provides a fast and convenient service which simplifies last minute travel. Instead of issuing paper tickets to customers, with electronic ticketing, travelers are provided with an itinerary/receipt which contains their file confirmation number. It can be faxed, mailed or issued in person and is used by the customer for security and customs-immigration purposes. The passenger presents the itinerary receipt as well as identification at the check-in counter or gate and receives a boarding pass. Moreover an electronic ticket cannot be stolen, lost or misplaced.
As a pioneer in this field, Air Canada first introduced electronic ticketing in 1995 and quickly expanded it to all routes across Canada as well as to U.S. destinations. The airline has since extended electronic ticketing to virtually all of its North American network and expanded the service to flights between North America and London, Heathrow. Earlier this year, electronic ticketing was introduced on the Canada-Bermuda and Canada-Frankfurt routes.
Celebrating more than 50 years of service to the Caribbean, Air Canada is Canada’s leader in Caribbean service. The airline is the only scheduled carrier offering year-round, non-stop service to Kingston, Montego Bay and St. Lucia and offers the most year-round, non-stop flights to Barbados.