The FINANCIAL — Russia's largest airline, Aeroflot, has introduced to passengers the use of a mobile phone to register for flights, the company announced in a press release on August 2, according to RIA Novosti.
Starting from August 1, passengers may begin registering using their phones 24 hours in advance for domestic flights leaving from Moscow's Sheremetevo Airport, Terminal D.
Confirmation of registration is shown on the passenger's telephone as a bar code, which will serve as the passenger's boarding pass as well. As with the Internet, passengers may choose their seats when registering by mobile phone.
However, due to flight security regulations, the passenger will have to hold his phone up to an instrument near the boarding gates that will read the bar code and print out a paper ticket and boarding pass.
Aeroflot says it plans on expanding mobile phone registrations to other airports in Russia, including for international flights.