‘Faceprint’ instead of boarding pass to be use at Riyadh airport
King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh
The Riyadh Airports IN Saudi Airport Company announced the implementation of the ‘Smart Travel Journey’ experiment at King Khalid International Airport in the capital city. Under this experiment, the passengers will be recognized by their digital faceprint without the need for the boarding pass.
The SITA Smart Path solution enables efficient biometric enrollment, as passengers will become their own boarding passes just by looking at SITA FacePod’s camera. The passenger’s face becomes his boarding pass.
SITA-assisted aircraft boarding will reduce the boarding time by at least 20 percent, in addition to speeding up the process while maximizing security, and improve the passengers’ experience during their journey in the airport.
The company said in a statement on Monday that this smart service, which is implemented in cooperation with the global company SITA, is considered as an important step to convert Riyadh airport into a smart airport to reach maximum customer satisfaction.
Riyadh Airports Company launched earlier the experimental service for smart shopping carts at the airport’s domestic terminal No. 5 and thus becoming the first airport in the Kingdom to provide such a new service to its passengers.
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