International passengers flying out of the Mumbai International airport (MIAL) will soon be able to print boarding passes and tags for checked luggage.

Airline officials at self-drop bag counters will verify the luggage and complete the necessary check-in procedures.

Officials say the decision was taken to combat the long queues suffered by MIAL passengers during peak hours. They are also urging airlines to speed up their traditional check-in processes.

The self-check-in facility will initially be made available to Air India passengers, with 12 of the 56 self-check-in boarding pass kiosks open.

No date has yet been given for the launch of the service.

Neha Gupta