An American Airlines representative confirmed on Friday that their digital ticketing system will soon provide integration with Apple’s Passbook app. Delta airlines is also rumored to be preparing to offer support for the new app that will rollout with the debut of iOS 6.
According to travel website Skift, the two airlines will be offering support in the coming weeks, though it is unclear if the added functionality will be ready in time for the unveiling of Apple’s next-generation iPhone and subsequent iOS 6 debut, both expected to be announced at a special event next week.
An American Airlines representative said the airline will be “rolling out an app update in the coming weeks in support of Passbook. In the meantime, customers can still access their mobile boarding passes in the current version of American’s mobile app.”
Skift reported that Delta is also “actively working” on Passbook functionality, noting the release of the airline’s first iOS travel app in 2010.
The news follows the report today of a Virgin Australia flier checking in with his iPhone, which was running a beta of iOS 6, and was prompted to save his boarding pass to the Passbook app on his device