IATA announced that worldwide implementation of 2D barcode boarding passes has been completed, replacing the more expensive and less efficient magnetic stripe boarding passes, which have been in use since 1983. "Completing many tasks during the journey will now take seconds with the swipe of a bar code," IATA DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said. "Airlines issue over 2 billion boarding passes every year. The conversion to printed 2D BCBP has been a five-year project and will ...

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