With digitisation holding the reins of the travel and tourism industry, paperless travel is only the immediate go-to for the sector.
To facilitate the same, the Ministry of State for Civil Aviation is now planning to introduce ‘digital unique identification’ as a must at the time of booking air tickets.
As of now, passengers availing flights are required to show a copy of their identity while entering the airport.
A digital unique identification such as Aadhaar, PAN (Permanent Account Number) and a passport is being proposed for air passengers, Minister of State for Civil Aviation was reported as saying by Business Standard.
To streamline the process, the ministry has also set up a digital traveller working group to provide suggestions on implementing the scheme.
Adhaar would not be mandatory among other digital identities, added the minister. “This is a pull experience and not a push experience. Passengers still have the option of carrying a boarding pass if they so wish,” he said.