Korean Air has implemented facial recognition boarding at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the USA.
Passengers taking flight KE036 from Atlanta can now board after a facial recognition scan and without scanning their boarding pass.
Korean Air is already using airport facial recognition services in Singapore and Los Angeles, and is providing facial recognition boarding services in Atlanta through a technological cooperation with its joint venture partner Delta Air Lines. Korean Air will expand facial recognition boarding to New York (JFK) in December. The airline is also preparing for the installation of facial recognition services in line with the Incheon International Airport Corporation’s Smart Airport Plan.
Meanwhile, Korean Air has expanded self-check-in kiosk services in Incheon to enable seat assignment and self-tagging of baggage. Using these kiosks is expected to reduce a passenger’s check-in time by more than 30%.
In line with global trends and changing technology, Korean Air plans to continue to expand and develop smart air travel services to enhance the passenger experience.