September 23, 2005
BWIA moves to electronic ticketing

Effective September 15, all tickets issued at BWIA ticket offices for itineraries involving travel solely on BWIA, will generate an electronic ticket (e-ticket). According to a release from the company on Monday September 19, this move is the first step towards the airline meeting the IATA (International Air Transport Association) mandate for the new industry standard of a paperless ticket environment by 2007. {{more}}

BWIA’s Manager Corporate Communications Dionne Ligoure stated, “E-ticketing is the new industry ticketing standard and BWIA is committed to the process of transition from paper tickets. For the customer this means stress-free ticketing, no tickets to lose and no last minute queues for tickets on departure. BWIA, by putting the requisite support systems in place, is also working feverishly to bring other key stakeholders on stream with e-ticketing.”

Except for Manchester and Suriname, E-ticketing is available throughout the BWIA network.