Smart Pass

Provide passengers with smooth and comfortable airport transfer smart pass

The Smart Pass is a unique product developed to promote the stopover via your airport by bundling free benefits for self-connecting passengers. Benefits included in the Smart Pass allow passengers a smoother and more comfortable transfer process, and often include a Fast Track voucher and discount vouchers for airport lounges and shopping. Transfer and baggage assistance can be included as well. Smart Pass is a powerful tool to create a USP against competitors and make your airport stand out in terms of customer experience.

Smart Pass is offered to customers during the booking process, on the Search, Booking, and Manage My Booking sections. The offering highlights the benefits of connecting at your airport and creating a competitive advantage against other hubs. Bundling the Hosted Stopover Program with Smart Pass at your airport means it is also possible to reduce the Minimum Connection Time (MCT) and to increase the number of potential connections and self-connecting passengers.

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Example of the Milan Bergamo Airport – Bergamolynk

Milan Bergamo Airport was the first partner airport to launch its Bergamolynk Smart Pass on Thanks to it, self-connecting passengers via Milan Bergamo Airport can use Fast Track and a dedicated desk in the VIP lounge to drop their checked baggage off. In addition, while waiting for the next flight, they can enjoy airport shopping via the discount vouchers provided. With a streamlined transfer process, the Minimum Connection Time for VI itineraries via the airport has been reduced with positive results in terms of bookings and passengers.

Giacomo Cattaneo, Director of Commercial Aviation at Milan Bergamo airport, said: “We are pleased to have launched Bergamolynk, our stopover program at Bergamo airport.

“This has attracted even more passengers to our airport and on our flights. The benefits this partnership brings will give a much richer experience to users throughout the booking process and their experiences when at the airport.”

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Example of the Budapest Airport – bud:connects

Budapest Airport has always believed in self-connecting traffic as one of the main opportunities for airport growth. With the support of, the bud:connects Hosted Stopover Program and Smart Pass were launched in 2019, bringing transfer assistance for self-connecting passengers to the next level with the introduction of two dedicated transfer desks at the airport. Specifically, airport agents trained by to support self-connecting passengers with information, directions, and help if needed. bud:connects desks are also equipped with phones from where it is possible to reach the Customer Support in the unlikely event of missed connection. bud:connects Smart Pass also includes a free Fast Track voucher for those travelling with a checked baggage and a layover time up to three hours.

“The plane was delayed, and the passenger had a very short connection. I called the gate and escorted her through passport control. When she boarded the plane, she was really happy!” said one of the agents at Budapest Airport.

“Our desire is to do everything we can to ensure each and every one of our self-connect passengers has the smoothest journey through our airport,” explains Kam Jandu, CCO, Budapest Airport. “Partnering with is a key element which has seen us create an innovative service in the region. With competitive elapsed journey times we are already seeing an improved passenger journey – results which will help secure future bookings. As this method of travel becomes more popular, we’d encourage other airports to invest in the self-transfer market,” added Jandu. and Budapest airport improve passenger journey with bud:connects