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Airport Biometrics Lead This Week’s Top Stories

Airport Biometrics Lead This Week’s Top Stories

At the end of each week, FindBiometrics has been rounding up the site’s most popular posts, and reviewing them for anyone who might have missed the big news. The collection this week spans across a range of topics, from corporate restructuring to national ID to FinTech; but if there’s any trend to be found in…

Emirates Gets Clearance for Biometric Boarding on Dubai-to-America Flights

Emirates Gets Clearance for Biometric Boarding on Dubai-to-America Flights

Earlier this year, Emirates Airlines enabled biometric boarding for passengers going to Dubai from Dallas, New York, and Los Angeles. Now the airline is doing the same for people headed in the other direction. Emirates has officially become the first airline outside of the US to receive Customs and Border Protection (CBP) permission to provide…

Mobile and Government Biometrics: This Week’s Top Stories

Mobile and Government Biometrics: This Week’s Top Stories

Sometimes, FindBiometrics’ most popular articles in a given week will go in all kinds of directions in terms of topic and theme, and sometimes a week will be dominated by one modality, sector, or major event. But in this week’s roundup, there’s a bit of a thematic odd couple – mobile biometrics and government biometrics.…

Gatwick Airport Expands Biometric Boarding Program

Gatwick Airport Expands Biometric Boarding Program

The UK’s Gatwick Airport is planning to make biometric boarding permanent following a successful trial with EasyJet. A second self-boarding trial will begin in the next six months, with the technology to then be installed at eight departure gates when the North Terminal’s Pier 6 expansion opens in 2022. The new gates will use facial…

APEX Expo Places Focus on Airline Industry Biometrics

APEX Expo Places Focus on Airline Industry Biometrics

Representatives from more than 125 different airlines met to discuss the industry’s agenda for the next decade at last week’s APEX Expo in Los Angeles. The gathered executives identified biometrics and sustainability as two of the most important priorities facing the airline industry. To that end, Star Alliance CEO Jeffrey Goh delivered a keynote on…

American Airlines Uses Face Recognition for Biometric Boarding at Dallas Airport

American Airlines Uses Face Recognition for Biometric Boarding at Dallas Airport

American Airlines has introduced biometric boarding for passengers at Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport (DFW). The airline is using facial recognition to verify people’s identities, allowing them to step onto the plane without the need to scan a boarding pass at the gate. At the moment, the program is only available in Terminal D, but will…

NEC Developing Facial Recognition Platform for Star Alliance Frequent Flyers

NEC Developing Facial Recognition Platform for Star Alliance Frequent Flyers

NEC has formed a landmark partnership with the Star Alliance consortium of airlines that will lead to the creation of a facial recognition platform for Star Alliance’s frequent flyers. The opt-in platform will allow passengers of Star Alliance’s member airlines to move through various checkpoints without the need for a passport or a boarding pass,…

Indian Privacy Advocates Raise Concerns About Airport Facial Recognition

Indian Privacy Advocates Raise Concerns About Airport Facial Recognition

Privacy advocates in India are speaking out against the growing prevalence of facial recognition technology following the debut of an extensive biometric boarding system at the country’s Bengaluru airport. The system eliminates the need for paper boarding passes and ID documents, allowing travelers to move through the airport using their face for identity verification. Proponents…

Norwegian Air Deploys Vision-Box eGates at LAX

Norwegian Air Deploys Vision-Box eGates at LAX

Another Scandinavian airline has introduced biometric boarding at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Norwegian Air has teamed up with Vision-Box to allow passengers to board flights using a facial recognition scan for authentication. The Vision-Box biometric eGates have been in use since a July 11th Norwegian Air flight from Los Angeles to Barcelona. Vision-Box’s technology…

Vision-Box Brings Biometric Boarding to Bengaluru Airport

Vision-Box Brings Biometric Boarding to Bengaluru Airport

The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru, India, is rolling out a biometric boarding program in collaboration with Vision-Box. The Digi Yatra project will eventually include 350 touchpoints spread throughout the airport’s entire Terminal 1, making it the largest biometric boarding program in Asia. For now, however, the program will only be available to passengers…

Air France Trials Facial Recognition at New York and Houston Airports

Air France Trials Facial Recognition at New York and Houston Airports

Air France-KLM will be introducing biometric boarding through a trial program at two major US airports, with plans to expand the technology to all US airports by 2020. The program uses facial recognition to identify passengers before they step onto the plane, allowing for a much faster boarding process. “We are excited to embrace an…

DFW Airport, Emirates Airlines Deliver Biometric Boarding System for Travelers Headed to Dubai

DFW Airport, Emirates Airlines Deliver Biometric Boarding System for Travelers Headed to Dubai

“The development underscores the intensifying trend toward biometric passenger screening and processing in airports, with the technology recognized by border authorities and travel companies as a means of enhancing security and accommodating growing volumes of travelers. “ Texas’s Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has enabled biometric boarding for a daily flight to the Dubai International…

Finnair, Vision-Box Launch Biometric Boarding System at LAX

Finnair, Vision-Box Launch Biometric Boarding System at LAX

Finnair has become the latest international airline to trial biometric boarding at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), in collaboration with biometric identification specialist Vision-Box. The Finnish airline first implemented the technology on April 9th, allowing passengers to board their flights without the need to show boarding passes or passports, instead submitting to a brief…

CLEAR, Delta Bring Biometric Boarding to Boston Logan

CLEAR, Delta Bring Biometric Boarding to Boston Logan

CLEAR‘s biometric passenger processing system has arrived at another major US airport, enabling expedited security screening for registered travellers at Boston Logan International Airport (or BOS). The system has gone into operation at Terminal A. In announcing this latest addition to CLEAR’s network of airport partners, the company emphasized that BOS is the primary airport…

CLEAR Launches Biometric Boarding Solution

CLEAR Launches Biometric Boarding Solution

“…CLEAR says that this system can already be used at 21 major airports, including Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Reagan National Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport.” Having seen its biometric expedited screening program expand across a wide range of US airports over the last few years,…

Vision-Box Brings Biometric eGates to Amsterdam Airport

Vision-Box Brings Biometric eGates to Amsterdam Airport

Vision-Box has announced that a trial of its Seamless Flow boarding platform is now underway for Cathay Pacific passengers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The Seamless Flow platform uses facial recognition technology to identify travelers, and is designed to eliminate the need for paper documentation and streamline the flow of people through the airport.   “Now, you…

Delta CEO Highlights Tech Innovation at CES 2019

Delta CEO Highlights Tech Innovation at CES 2019

“Delta is also helping to lead the charge for airport biometrics.” With a role in a keynote address of this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian took the opportunity to highlight his company’s use of innovative technologies to serve travelers. Sharing the stage with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty,…

Gemalto to Trial Biometric Boarding with CBP at LAX

Gemalto to Trial Biometric Boarding with CBP at LAX

Gemalto is going to work with the US Customs and Border Protection agency on a biometric boarding system at Los Angeles International Airport, the company has announced. LAX has been the site of considerable biometric experimentation over the past year. British Airways and Lufthansa both participated in biometric passenger screening trials with the CBP earlier…

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