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Large US airport pilots biometric boarding

Air traffic is expected to double and reach 7.8 billion passengers by 2036

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Gemalto announced a joint pilot with a leading airline to bring additional convenience and security to the traveler’s experience via biometric boarding in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). It is expected the test will prove that passenger needs and expectations are met through the use of facial recognition versus a traditional boarding pass as well as satisfying CBP (Customs and Border Protection) U.S. Exit requirements.

Being able to use your face instead of your boarding pass will not only enhance security but allow passengers to board more easily and quickly. The passenger process is changing globally and we are pleased to be on the leading edge of this change by enabling our partners to offer improved service and security with our biometric capabilities
Neville Pattinson, SVP of Government Programs, Gemalto

Passengers will approach the gate and receive confirmation via a computer screen and camera following a facial verification from Customs and Border Protection’s Traveler Verification Services. Once verified, the captured images will be wiped from the system to ensure privacy for all passengers.

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