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No more check-in on Clickair?

Spanish carrier Clickair has revealed that it plans to become the first airline in the world to completely eliminate check-in procedures on its flights.

The airline, which operates services from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports to various Spanish cities, said that the new 'click and fly' system could be in place by the end of the month.

Talking to Air & Business Travel News, Clickair's chief executive, Alex Cruz, said: "We will eliminate check-in and have secured permission from the Spanish authorities, as well as enabling it from Heathrow and Gatwick from 25 June.

"We have looked at the security situation and our system will be completely innovative. Today, every airline in the world requires a check-in and we are saying why?"

Mr Cruz refused to explain how the new system would work, but added that details would be released on June 25th.

Initially only passengers travelling with just hand baggage will be able to use the new system, which Mr Cruz said would not be based on the use of mobile phones.

Clickair launched its services from the UK in February and plans to begin a service from Edinburgh to Barcelona in August.

Tony Hill

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