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SAS to introduce NFC to airports

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced it will be issuing NFC stickers to frequent flyers from September 2011.

SAS Scandinavian Airlines

The SAS Smart Pass stickers are to be provided to all EuroBonus Gold frequent fliers across Scandinavia with the aim of making the process of checking-in and boarding a flight “smoother and more time-efficient”.

The SAS Smart Pass was tested earlier this year “with great success” amongst selected members of the airline’s EuroBonus frequent flyer program, says SAS. The stickers can be used at self service machines, security, Fast Track, lounges, tax free shopping and at the gate.

“Our customers really appreciates our mobile travel solutions, and we can see that your mobile and NFC is the future,” explains Lena Rökaas, SAS’ vice president of product and customer service. “We are therefore proud to be one of the first airlines in the world to offer such a smart solution as the SAS Smart Pass to our most frequent travelers, making their journey even smoother. The trial period earlier this year clearly showed that customers enjoy the product and that SAS is once again meeting customers’ expectations.”

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