TravelNewsAsia.com
Wed, 21 March 2018

Biometrics for Better Travel: An ID Management Revolution

According to Biometrics for Better Travel: An ID Management Revolution, a report published on Tuesday by SITA, biometric technology is emerging as the top solution for airlines and airports to automate identity checks amid rising passenger numbers.

The report outlines how using biometrics to check passengerís identity will power faster and more secure self-service processes at airports as passenger numbers are set to almost double to 7.8 billion by 2036.

Airlines and airports are already investing in various forms of biometric technology and SITAís report explores innovative ID management programs that are transforming the travel experience today. In the future, these will be more commonplace worldwide as 63% of airports and 43% of airlines plan to invest in biometric ID management solutions in the next three years.

According to Biometrics for Better Travel: An ID Management Revolution, a report published on Tuesday by SITA, biometric technology is emerging as the top solution for airlines and airports to automate identity checks amid rising passenger numbers. The report outlines how using biometrics to check passengerís identity will power faster and more secure self-service processes at airports as passenger numbers are set to almost double to 7.8 billion by 2036. Click to enlarge.

Sean Farrell, Director, Strategy & Innovation, SITA, said, ďAcross the world, airlines are required to check that passengers are who they say they are and that they have the right travel documents. This is a fundamental element of securing the travel process which cannot be eliminated. With passenger numbers set to double by 2036, airlines and airports need to be able to move passengers through these checks as securely and quickly as possible. Efficient identity management is essential for better security while at the same time improving the passenger experience. Biometrics is the technology that can deliver this.Ē

The good news for airlines, airports and the various government agencies involved in passenger identity management, is that passengers are happy to use biometrics. This technology is becoming increasingly commonplace in peopleís lives. For example, by 2020 more than 75% of smartphones will have fingerprint sensors. This user acceptance can be seen among passengers too. SITA reports that the majority of passengers would definitely use biometrics on their next flight.

Farrell adds, ďPassengers are ready and want to use biometrics. The easiest way for airlines and airports to make this happen is to use technology that integrates easily with their existing infrastructure Ė kiosks, bag drop, automated boarding gates. Moving to single token identity management where passengers can simply use their biometric, such as their face, at every checkpoint on their journey will speed passengers securely through the airport.Ē

SITAís report outlines how airlines and airports must have a global consensus on how to securely resolve passenger identity issues as an integral part of the next generation of self-service systems. All industry stakeholders have a role to play to harness technologies that can make the processes better, faster and more secure. The air transport industry must collaborate across all stakeholders and across the globe with governments to ensure scalability and interoperability across borders.

Biometrics for Better Travel: An ID Management Revolution combines SITAís global research with commentary and cases studies from airports, airlines and global entities that are exploring and adopting biometric technology to transform the passenger experience.

 Those featured include Brisbane Airport, British Airways, JetBlue and Orlando International Airport along with industry perspectives from the International Airline Travel Association (IATA).

Latest videos: Raya Heritage Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand - Interview with Naphat Nutsati, GM, Executive Chef at Raya Heritage Resort Chiang Mai, Pattana Golf Club & Resort in Sriracha, Thailand - Interview with MD, Thomas Tapken, Danesfield House Hotel & Spa in Marlow, England - Interview with GM, Anthony Cox, World Travel Market London 2018 - Interview with Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, airBaltic Airbus A220-300 Interview with Martin Gauss, CEO, Jake Needham - Interview with an American Author in Bangkok, Quick Look at the Dell Precision 7730 Mobile Workstation (Three Videos) and Dusit Thani Bangkok - Is It Really Going to Close? Interview with Titiya Xuto.

See latest HD Video Interviews, Podcasts and other news regarding: SITA, Biometrics.

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address to the right. You can also stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
     
Latest Travel News
Advertising
Advertising
Copyright © 1997-2018 TravelNewsAsia.com