biometric passenger screening

Japanese Immigration Authority Orders More Biometric eGates from Panasonic

Japanese Immigration Authority Orders More Biometric eGates from Panasonic

“While the initial trials of Panasonic’s biometric eGates were aimed at Japanese citizens, the company says that 123 of the 203 units that will be in operation thanks to this latest order will be used to process foreign nationals.” The Immigration Services Agency of Japan’s Ministry of Justice is expanding the use of biometric eGates…

Barbados Airport Expands Use of BorderXpress Self-Service Kiosks

Barbados Airport Expands Use of BorderXpress Self-Service Kiosks

The Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) in Barbados has installed 32 biometric BorderXpress kiosks, expanding a border control program that began with 16 of the self-service kiosks in 2018. The airport is now operating 48 total kiosks, all of which come courtesy of Innovative Travel Solutions, which is itself a subsidiary of Vancouver International Airport. To…

Secunet Provides Multimodal Biometric E-Gates for Lithuanian Airport

Secunet Provides Multimodal Biometric E-Gates for Lithuanian Airport

Secunet has outfitted Lithuania’s Vilnius International Airport with ten biometric e-gates to speed up border crossings. Six of the gates will help with arrivals, while the other four have been allocated to facilitate departures. The e-gates support fingerprint and facial recognition, making Lithuania the first European nation to deploy ABC gates that utilize both modalities.…

Visiongain Highlights Biometrics in Report on Airport Security Market

Visiongain Highlights Biometrics in Report on Airport Security Market

A new Visiongain report is predicting that increasing international travel will lead to a thriving airport security market over the course of the next decade. The report pegs the current value of the market at $8.83 billion, and that figure is expected to grow through 2029 as airports work to keep airport passengers safe. Visiongain…

New SITA Partnership Points Toward Biometric Passenger Processing

New SITA Partnership Points Toward Biometric Passenger Processing

Malaysia may be next in line to get a biometric passenger processing system from SITA, with Malaysia Airports having just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the company. The partnership took shape around the 21st anniversary of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, during which the country’s Prime Minister toured the main terminal and saw a…

Five More Airlines Join the TSA’s PreCheck Program

Five More Airlines Join the TSA’s PreCheck Program

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has added five new airlines to the PreCheck expedited screening program. PreCheck passengers flying with Austrian Airlines, Swoop, PAL Express, VivaAerobus, and Interjet will now be able to move through the airport without removing their shoes or taking out their laptops. The TSA’s PreCheck program allows eligible passengers to register…

United Airlines Promotes Biometric Screening with CLEAR Investment

United Airlines Promotes Biometric Screening with CLEAR Investment

CLEAR is teaming up with United Airlines to promote biometric screening technology at airports in the United States. In addition to making an equity investment in the company, United will deploy CLEAR’s tech at its Newark Liberty International and Houston George Bush Intercontinental airport hubs, and will support the company’s efforts to introduce CLEAR lanes…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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, 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…

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