Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the operator of Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, India, has signed an agreement with Vision-Box, a developer of advanced security screening systems, to launch paperless biometric self-boarding technology at the airport.
The goal of the program is to simplify the passenger journey by making it paperless from registration to boarding. Biometric technology will identify passengers by their face as they move through the airport, avoiding stops and the repeated presentation of boarding passes, passports or other physical identity documents.
The first milestone will be completed in the first quarter of 2019, with the implementation of Jet Airways, Air Asia and SpiceJet passengers as the first users. With the implementation of the biometric technology, Kempegowda Airport will become the first airport in India to have an end-to-end solution for paperless air travel.
Hari Marar, managing director and CEO of BIAL, said, “Your face is your boarding pass. Vision-Box’s state-of-the-art biometric technology combined with its passenger flow platform will enable a seamless journey for our passengers, without obstacles, waiting lines or hassles, from registration to boarding.”
Miguel Leitmann, CEO, Vision-Box, added, “We’re very proud to team up with Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. We’re together raising the flag of a historical milestone, marking not only the significant improvement of the experience of those who travel through Bangalore, but also the accomplishment of a seamless digital airport journey.
“This is the first end-to-end face recognition-based walkthrough experience in Asia and the largest in the world. It is also one of the most significant steps toward the Digital India campaign endorsed by the government. Bangalore is in the spotlight, as the modern world gateway to India.”