Australia allows mobile boarding passes
07 August 2018 15:30 GMT

Australia's federal government has said that airlines can use mobile boarding passes for international flights.

Announcing the plan, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge said that last financial year more than travellers than ever caught flights departing Australia, creating demand for secure, convenient solutions.

Passengers will be able to show their boarding pass on a mobile device.Travellers won’t need to visit check-in counters to show their passport and collecting a paper boarding pass.

"Last financial year more than 21.4 million travellers were cleared through the border departing Australian international airports. This number will continue to rise," Minister for Alan Tudge said in a statement.

"These increasing volumes mean we are always looking for ways to clear legitimate travellers efficiently and seek out those of interest to law enforcement."

Tudge added the Department of Home Affairs has run several successful trials allowing travellers to use mobile boarding passes for international flights.