Taiwanese carrier Eva Air has become the first Asian airline to introduce luggage brand Rimowa’s electronic baggage tags into its check-in procedures. The concept was first launched with Rimowa partner airline Lufthansa in March this year and Eva Air is now the second airline worldwide to integrate the Rimowa technology.

Passengers are able to use the Eva Air Mobile App to check in their bags remotely from any location. The app connects to a digital tag built into the luggage itself and confirms flight and passenger information. Travellers then are able to drop their luggage at designated online check-in counters at participating airports.

The service will be available to passengers departing from the following locations: San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), Houston (IAH), New York (JFK), Vancouver (YVR), Toronto (YYZ), Paris (CDG), Vienna (VIE), Tokyo (HND) and all international airports in Taiwan. However, the service will not be available to passengers flying Eva Air’s Taipei-London route due to government regulations.

While the new electronic luggage check in system currently supports only iOS operating systems, the airline soon will be expanding the service to include Android. Eva Air also aims to make the service available at additional airports in the future.