Easyjet is to close its check-in desks in a bid to encourage more passengers to download their boarding cards from the airline’s website.

From April 30, the no-frills carrier will turn all check-in desks into bag drop desks across its network.

The airline said in a statement said: “Easyjet is always looking to make travel easier and more affordable. Online check has proved popular with passengers, for whom it saves time queueing at the airport, and has helped Easyjet keep its costs, and therefore its fares, low.

“80 per cent of Easyjet’s check-in is already done online and Easyjet is now trying to encourage the remainder to use online check-in as well.

“Accordingly, Easyjet has launched a passenger information campaign to demonstrate how easy and quicker it is to check in online.”

The airline is currently emailing booked passengers to inform them of the changes to check-in.

Easyjet said it would not be going down the same route as rival Ryanair in charging customers a fee if they forget to check-in online or fail to bring their boarding pass to the airport.

“In exceptional circumstances and for a limited period after 30 April, it will still be possible to check-in and print your boarding pass at the airport but this service will be phased out over time,” said the airline in a note to customers on its website.



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