biometric passenger screening

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…

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…

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…

Athens Airport Begins Trial of SITA’s Smart Path

Athens Airport Begins Trial of SITA’s Smart Path

Athens Airport has become the first airport in Europe to adopt SITA’s Smart Path biometric identity verification platform. The new system is now in a trial phase for people flying with Aegean Airlines. To use the service, travelers must first scan their passport and have their photo taken when they check in at the airport.…

Fujitsu’s PalmSecure Brings Biometric Authentication to Korean Airports

Fujitsu’s PalmSecure Brings Biometric Authentication to Korean Airports

Domestic travelers in South Korea will soon be able to board planes with a simple wave of the hand now that Korea Airports Corporation (KAC) has deployed Fujitu’s PalmSecure palm vein authentication system at airports across the country. To use the system, passengers first need to register their palm at the airport. The system links…

CLEAR Biometric Screening Comes to Cleveland

CLEAR Biometric Screening Comes to Cleveland

“At Ohio’s busiest airport, CLEAR’s expedited screening lanes have been deployed in the Central and South Checkpoints.” CLEAR‘s biometric expedited screening program has come to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). The news comes after CLEAR arrived at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) in December, with CLE bringing its airport network to…

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,…

TSA Announces ‘Pop-Up’ Enrollment Centers for PreCheck

TSA Announces ‘Pop-Up’ Enrollment Centers for PreCheck

“Both pop-up enrollment centers will be open from February 11th to 22nd, with eligible travelers invited to make an appointment online. “ The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has two new “pop-up” enrollment centers for the TSA PreCheck biometric expedited screening program for travelers. One of the pop-ups will be in the Long Island MacArthur Airport…

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