Vision-Box and Kempegowda Airport (BLR) agreed to launch paperless biometric self-boarding technology
11 September 2018
Vision-Box and Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) in Bangalore, India, have an agreement to launch paperless biometric self-boarding technology, aimed at transforming the passenger experience and creating a future-ready airport. The goal of the programme is to simplify the journey by making it paperless from registration to boarding. Biometric technology will identify passengers by their face as they move across the Airport, avoiding stops and the repeated presentation of boarding passes, passports or other physical identity documents. With the implementation of the biometric technology, BLR will become the first airport in India to have an end-to-end solution for paperless air travel. “Your face is your boarding pass,” quipped BIAL CEO, Hari Marar, describing the revolutionary technology that is set to transform air travel. Vision-Box CEO, Miguel Leitmann, commented: “We’re very proud to team up with Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. We’re together raising the flag of a historical milestone, marking not only the significant improvement of the experience of those who travel through Bangalore, but also the accomplishment of a seamless digital airport journey. This is the first end-to-end face recognition-based walkthrough experience in Asia and the largest in the world. It is also one of the most significant steps towards the Digital India campaign endorsed by the Government. Bangalore is in the spotlight, as the modern world gateway to India.” The first implementation milestone at Bangalore Airport will be completed in Q1 2019, with Jet Airways, Air Asia and SpiceJet passengers as first users.