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Passengers at Sofia Airport will scan boarding passes themselves as of October

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A modern system for self-scanning of boarding passes at the first check-in is about to be introduced at Sofia Airport. The system has already been ordered and is expected to be delivered next month, TravelNews reports. Thus, already on level 0 of Terminal 2 of Sofia Airport, all passengers will scan the bar code on their boarding passes themselves. With a correct boarding card, the doors will open automatically and people will go to the next level for the scanner check, explains Dimitar Bykov, Director of Business Development at SOF Connect, the airport's concessionaire.

Boarding passes can be on the phone or printed out on paper. In this way, there will no longer be crowding of passengers when scanning boarding passes, where there are currently only three counters. Staff will continue to assist passengers with scanning and guide those with problematic barcodes when the machines won't accept them.

In 2024, Sofia Airport plans to put into operation more stand-alone baggage check-in counters, where passengers will measure their suitcases themselves, put on the stickers and put them on the conveyor belt.

The aim is again to ease the queues that occur during peak hours.

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