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Southwest makes mobile boarding passes available at domestic airports

Southwest Airlines has announced that mobile boarding passes are now available for customers travelling throughout the United States.

The announcement marks the completion of the domestic rollout of the technology created to make getting through the airport quicker and greener. With the airline's mobile boarding passes, passengers can use their smartphones or other electronic devices to get through security checkpoints and to board their aircraft.

The airline has began testing in the autumn of 2013 in Austin, followed by successful pilot programmes in Houston and Dallas.

"Mobile boarding passes are a great tool to help our customers quickly get through the airport and on their flights," said Kevin Krone, Southwest Airlines chief marketing officer. "This was a high priority for Southwest, and it's just one of the many ways we are improving the overall customer experience."

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