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