Airlines at LPIA currently offering the EBP service include: Jetblue, United, American Airlines, Delta, British Airways, Air Canada, West Jet and Copa Airlines….Bahamasair still behind the eight ball! You would think when they implement something the NATIVES would be to the front of the line! NOT SO!
Nassau, Bahamas – The Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd. (NAD) in partnership with the international airlines at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP), Airport Authority and the Transportation Security Authority (TSA) has launched a new Electronic Boarding Pass (EBP) system at LPIA. Now, the 3.2 million passengers traveling through the country’s major gateway will be able to enjoy the convenience of using their mobile devices to simplify and speed up their check-in and processing through the airport.
With more than six billion cell phone users worldwide (over 440 million throughout the US, UK and Canada), a significant amount of travelers are using their smart phones and other devices to store trip information. By implementing the Electronic Boarding Pass system at LPIA passengers can choose not to have a printed boarding pass. Everything needed for check-in, security and USCBP clearance can be conveniently made available on the passenger’s smart device by their airline. The passenger can then easily swipe their phone or other mobile device at each point in the airport process, saving significant time.
“We are very pleased to have this new system in our terminals to aid in expediting travellers through LPIA. We do believe that this system along with our BorderXpress Automated Passport Control kiosks, previously installed in USCBP, will further decrease passenger processing time” says Vernice Walkine, President and CEO of Nassau Airport Development Company. “We are grateful to our partners who have worked to make this happen.”
LPIA will be joining airports in The Caribbean and around the globe in implementing this technology where research shows that 1 in 3 boarding passes issued by airlines by the end of 2019 will be an Electronic Boarding Pass. According to Alan Sweeting, Chairman of the LPIA Airline Operators Committee, “The Electronic Boarding Pass will allow passengers who would like to use their smart phone to skip the check-in line and proceed directly to Airport Security and/or USCBP if they do not have baggage to check. The boarding pass is sent to the customer’s mobile device and is equipped with the same bar code as the standard boarding pass, making it easy for gate attendants to scan. EBP will certainly be a great amenity for our passengers at LPIA and the airlines are excited to have this technology available.”
Airlines at LPIA currently offering the EBP service include: Jetblue, United, American Airlines, Delta, British Airways, Air Canada, West Jet and Copa Airlines.
“U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proud to work with the stakeholder community at the Lynden Pindling International Airport to implement the Electronic Boarding Pass program,” said Nassau Preclearance Port Director, Jeff Mara. “This initiative further supports the use of technology in the Preclearance process.”
The Electronic Boarding Pass system is in operation in both the United States and International terminals.