Biometric Passenger Processing

CLEAR’s Biometric Screening Program Expands in the South

CLEAR’s Biometric Screening Program Expands in the South

“We’re excited to open here in Birmingham and proud to have created 25 new jobs, which will enhance the BHM experience, and help support the local community as well.” – Howard Kass, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, CLEAR CLEAR has come to another airport in the South, enabling expedited passenger screening at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International…

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…

Japanese Authorities Expand Use of NEC’s Biometric Airport Tech

Japanese Authorities Expand Use of NEC’s Biometric Airport Tech

“…the scope of the order appears to extend beyond temporary visitor processing, with NEC describing it as an “electronic customs procedure system” and highlighting the anticipated large-scale influx of visitors entering Japan.” Japanese authorities are expanding their use of NEC‘s facial recognition technology to more airports in the country, with the Japanese company announcing that…

SITA Enjoys Record Revenues Thanks to New Technology

SITA Enjoys Record Revenues Thanks to New Technology

SITA is celebrating its 70th birthday with the strongest year in company history. The air travel specialist brought in a record $1.7 billion in revenue in 2018, a figure that speaks to the company’s successful efforts to pivot its business in response to changes in the airline industry. “For the first time in our 70-year…

Japanese Authorities Announce Biometric Airport Scanning for Departing Visitors

Japanese Authorities Announce Biometric Airport Scanning for Departing Visitors

“The system will be used only for foreign visitors staying in Japan for up to three months; other face-scanning eGates have been in place for Japanese nationals since the autumn of 2017.” Japanese authorities continue to step-up the use of biometric border control and visitor processing ahead of next year’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with the…

Frequent Flyers Support Airport Facial Recognition in NEC Survey

Frequent Flyers Support Airport Facial Recognition in NEC Survey

A new NEC survey suggests that travelers are becoming more receptive to facial recognition technology at airports. Released ahead of the July 4th weekend, the survey found that 75 percent of respondents would support the use of facial recognition to screen regular travelers, with the vast majority (87 percent) supporting efforts to identify criminals and…

Biometrics Fuel Booming e-Passports Market: Technavio

Biometrics Fuel Booming e-Passports Market: Technavio

The global market for e-passports is going to surge over the next few years, according to a new report from Technavio. The market research firm forecasts a CAGR of 21 percent between 2019 and 2023, equating to $23.93 billion in growth. In a report summary, a senior Technavio analyst explained that an increasing number of…

Montana Airport Adds Support for TSA PreCheck Program

Montana Airport Adds Support for TSA PreCheck Program

Montana’s Helena Regional Airport (HLN) is the latest airport to offer support for the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA PreCheck program. Full prescreening will be available to eligible passengers during Helena’s peak travel hours from 4:30-7:30 a.m., with additional hours between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. if there are enough staff and passengers. “TSA is pleased…

WTTC Head Outlines Crucial Need to Implement Biometric Passenger ID Standards

WTTC Head Outlines Crucial Need to Implement Biometric Passenger ID Standards

“We have missed the opportunity to have a single solution; so it is crucial that we move faster to define the global standards for the use of technology in the traveller journey.” – Gloria Guevara, CEO, WTTC The head of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is once again urging the air travel industry…

CLEAR Comes to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

CLEAR Comes to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

“CVG marks the 30th location in CLEAR’s growing network of member airports…” CLEAR has come to another of America’s major airports, touching down this time at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, or CVG. Situated in Hebron, Kentucky, CVG serves more nonstop flights than any other airport in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana tri-state area, and is one of the…

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…

Vision-Box Brings eBorders Expertise to the Secure Identity Alliance

Vision-Box Brings eBorders Expertise to the Secure Identity Alliance

Vision-Box has officially become an Associate Member of the Secure Identity Alliance. The airport biometrics specialist will lend its expertise to the SIA’s eBorders Workgroup, where it will leverage its experience as a provider of biometric passenger control technology to 80 airports around the globe. “With secure eBorders a major issue for governments across the…

Vision-Box Establishes New Japan Wing for Airport Biometrics

Vision-Box Establishes New Japan Wing for Airport Biometrics

“In announcing its new Japanese division, Vision-Box emphasized the travel growth anticipated for the country, with a sizeable boost expected for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.” Vision-Box is taking aim at the Japanese market for airport biometrics, opening a new office and “Center of Excellence” in Tokyo. Accordingly, the company has also appointed a Managing Director…

CBP Promotes Biometric Passenger Screening Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

CBP Promotes Biometric Passenger Screening Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

CBP recommends that travelers educate themselves about the facial recognition tech used in biometric passenger screening US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has shared some handy tips for anyone looking to get away during the upcoming holiday weekend. Much of it is good advice for any traveler – it’s always wise to follow the guidelines…

Vision-Box Provides Biometric eGates for Updated Bahrain Airport

Vision-Box Provides Biometric eGates for Updated Bahrain Airport

The Bahrain International Airport is overhauling its infrastructure with a new Passenger Terminal Building, which will feature 22 biometric eGates courtesy of Vision-Box. The new building is part of the BIA’s ongoing Airport Modernization Programme, and is designed to up the airport’s yearly capacity to 14 million passengers. “The new Automated Border Control platform will…

Trio of Partnerships to Bring CLEAR’s Biometric Screening to More Ballparks

Trio of Partnerships to Bring CLEAR’s Biometric Screening to More Ballparks

“With CLEAR, venues can focus more of their time personalizing and enhancing the game-day experience so fans can enjoy more of what they came to see.” – Ed O’Brien, Head of Sports, CLEAR CLEAR has established a trio of new MLB partnerships to bring its biometric expedited screening technology to more ballparks. Baseball and Biometrics…

Acuity Report Points to Enormous Potential in Airport Biometrics Market

Acuity Report Points to Enormous Potential in Airport Biometrics Market

“As airport AI-enhanced biometrics become mainstream, so too will consumer comfort and preference for the convenience of the experience.” – Maxine Most, Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence A new Acuity Market Intelligence forecast is pointing to the vast potential in the airport biometrics market. The renowned market research firm predicts that between 2019 and 2022, the…

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