EasyJet unveils online check-in offering

Budget European airline easyJet launched Internet-based check-in for its passengers flying out of Britain, an Associated Press report said.

The report said the introduction of the new service came at the heels of the launch of a similar offering by rival Ryanair Holdings last month.

EasyJet said its remote check-in service was available on all routes from London's Gatwick and Stansted airports and Edinburgh in Scotland, and was being rolled out across Europe, the report said.

The report further said passengers with hand baggage only would be able to bypass queues at the check-in desk at the airports and would need to be at the gate just 15 minutes before departure.

EasyJet said the launch of its Internet check-in service followed a trial conducted in early February. The service should be available to 90 percent of easyJet's UK passengers by April, the report said.