Terms of replacing the boarding pass bar codes in Russian airports

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In the Russian airports can replace paper boarding passes the barcodes that will be available for download on electronic devices. This “news” have informed in the Ministry of transport.

It is noted that the innovation will allow to speed up the process of check-in. Airports refer to the experience of other countries in which the system proved to be reliable and safe. While paper tickets won’t disappear, but their use will not be mandatory.

Electronic boarding passes will save time and airports. “Now at every gate should be the presence of one or two agents, but after the introduction of automated gates one employee may be enough for several outlets,” said the editor of the portal Avia.ru Roman Gusarov. According to him, the capacity of gates can increase by 30-50%.

As stated by the Ministry, the interior Ministry has agreed on the order. It will enter into force after registration in the Ministry of justice — run tentatively scheduled for 2019.

In October the state Duma adopted in the first reading a bill expanding the list of reasons for the refund the cost of tickets. If the law is passed, Russians will be able to get a refund for any ticket in the following situations: illness of passenger, death of a family member or close relative or the illness of a close relative, to which the passenger planned to travel.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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