The Fast Travel program addresses the future of travel, with more self-service options, more choices for ​passengers, and lower costs for the industry.

Fast Travel provides self-service options in six areas of the passenger journey, representing annual savings of up to US$ 2.1 billion for the industry. By creating uniform standards and recommended practices, IATA facilitates industry adoption of these projects and a better travel experience for the customer.

Airlines and Airports are requested to sign up for the Fast Travel matchmaker to document their Fast Travel Implementations.

Fast Travel Global Implementation

  • Current: 48.33% (July 2019)

Project materials



IATA Fast Travel Awards

IATA recognizes carriers that offer four or more Fast Travel compliant solutions to at least 80% of their passengers with a Fast Travel Platinum Award (3 mandatory IATA projects plus one additional project - see below).

​​Top Fast Travel Platinum Airlines (March 2019)

Al code Airline % of passengers offered with fast travel
TF Braathens Regional Aviation AB 98.88%
​AS Alaska Airlines Inc. ​95.95%
​LH Deutsche Lufthansa AG ​95.15%
​LX Swiss International Air Lines ​94.99%
​AA American Airlines Inc. ​93.76%
​JJ LATAM Airlines Brasil ​92.58%
​HA Hawaiian Airlines Inc. ​92.36%
​NZ Air New Zealand ​91.67%
SK Scandinavian Airlines Systems 90.68%
​AC ​Air Canada ​90.21%
​G3 Gol Transportes Areos Ltda. ​88.38%
​QR ​Qatar Airways Co. ​85.64%
​SV Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation ​83.74%
OS ​Austrian Airlines AG ​82.73%
MS Egyptair ​82.35%
LA LATAM Airlines Group S.A. ​80.78%

​​Fast Travel self-service areas


​Enables passengers to check-in and obtain boarding passes using self-service channels (online/mobile/kiosk/automated), thus avoiding long queues at check-in counters.

Bags ready-to-go*

Offers passengers the ability to print and attach their own baggage tags (at kiosks, at home or using electronic baggage tags), while also providing dedicated bag-drop options (bag-drop counters or automated self-bag drop units).

​​Document Check

​Enables passengers to self-scan travel documents (i.e. passport, visa, ID card, driver's license etc.) to ensure compliance with destination and transit requirements​.​​​​​​​​​

Flight Re-booking*

​In case of disruption (cancelation or delay), enables airlines to pro-actively re-book passengers, offering new booking options and new boarding tokens using self-service channels (online/mobile/kiosk).​


Offers passengers the option to self-scan boarding tokens at automated self-boarding gates​.

​Bag Recovery

Offers passengers the option to report mishandled bags using a self-service channel instead of waiting in line at a baggage service counter (online/mobile/kiosk).