Mumbai Airport to Introduce 2D Barcode Scanners for Seamless Entry From January 26


Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to introduce the new 2D barcode scanners for the seamless entry of passengers at the entry gate of both T1 and T2 starting from January 26, 2023.

In a message shared on Twitter, the CSMIA urged travellers to take advantage of the web check-in feature before arriving at the airport. This will allow them to expedite the check-in process and avoid potential delays.

2D Barcode Scanners at T1 and T2

“Travelling soon to Mumbai Airport? From 26th Jan, passengers have to get their boarding pass/ ticket scanned at the entry gate of both T1 and T2. So, make sure you do the web check-in beforehand and enjoy a seamless journey through our Gateway To Goodness,” said CSMIA in a Tweet.

The Mumbai airport also requested that passengers have their boarding passes ready for scanning at the airport entry gates. This can be a hard copy or a digital copy, as long as it can be scanned easily by the new 2D barcode scanners.

The airport also advised passengers to increase the brightness of their mobile devices or tablets when displaying the boarding pass to the 2D scanners to ensure a smooth scanning process.

This will allow the scanners to read the barcode more easily and avoid any problems during the check-in process.

Eventually, the airport authority requested that passengers keep their government ids, such as a passport, driver’s license, or national ID card, on hand for verification by security personnel. This will be used as an extra security measure to ensure that only authorized passengers enter the airport and board their flights.


Mumbai Airport Terminal 1 & 2

Terminal 1 in Santacruz is designated for domestic flights and primarily serves low-cost carriers, whereas Terminal 2 in Sahar, also known as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Terminal, serves both international and domestic flights.

The terminal is larger and more modern, with more amenities and services for passengers. It is a hub for major international airlines that fly into and out of Mumbai.

DigiYatra At Mumbai Airport?

It is worth noting here that the DigiYatra, a government of India initiative that aims to make the travel experience for passengers smoother is yet to be launched at the Mumbai Airport.

DigiYatra‘s goal is to provide passengers with a paperless journey from the time they book their tickets to the time they board their flights. This includes using biometric technology, such as facial recognition, to expedite check-in and security clearance, as well as digital boarding passes and baggage tags.


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Manish Khandelwal
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