British Airways is already known to be planning to add Passbook support to its online checkin system, while a spokesperson for Cathay Pacific assures Australian Business Traveller "we are working on support for the Passbook feature on iPhone… we expect to launch Passbook support feature at a later stage.”
You can also count Singapore Airlines in the coming-soon camp. “Our boarding passes are currently not available on Apple's Passbook yet but plans are underway to roll this out next year" an SQ spokesperson told us.
While Malaysia Airlines says it already supports Passbook, this applies "only for domestic and regional Malaysia services" – we're waiting to hear back on plans to extend this further.
Ditto for Virgin Atlantic, which this week launched its Passbook service for Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports, but has yet to expand it outside the UK, although Sydney and Hong Kong are on the roadmap.
The odd one out so far is Air New Zealand, which seems sold on its own mpass application, telling Australian Business Traveller “we have no immediate plans to implement Passbook.”
We're still to hear back from Emirates, Etihad and several other airlines, and will update this article as new information comes to hand.
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About David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.