Airlines getting ready to adopt Apple’s new Passbook

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Delta Airlines, American Airlines and Virgin Australia are all gearing up to introduce Apple’s new feature the Passbook as the new mobile boarding pass.

Virgin Australia confirmed on Monday that it will be introducing Passbook, a new feature that is part of Apple’s new iOS6 system to be released this Wednesday.

Virgin Australia tweeted, “The rumors are true, we’ll be supporting Passbook for iPhone.” The new feature will allow passengers to store boarding passes using Apple’s application.

This weekend, travel blog Skift reported that Delta Airlines and American Airlines were also planning on including Apple’s Passbook.

A spokesperson from American Airlines told the travel blog that they will be “rolling out an app update in the coming weeks in support of Passbook.”

The iOS6 system is part of Apple’s new iPhone 5 release. The new iOS6 system is due to include new features such as new maps, new languages available for Siri — the phone’s virtual personal assistant — and the Passbook, among others.

With the new Passbook feature, iPhone users will be able to store boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons and loyalty cards in one place. The mobile devices can then be scanned to access the movie, board a plane or use loyalty cards.