Carrasco Airport to offer travellers a single token curb-to-gate boarding experience
12 November 2018
Carrasco International Airport (MVD) in Montevideo, Uruguay, is set to become the first airport in Latin America to offer travellers a single token curb-to-gate boarding experience by deploying new biometric e-gates for each passenger checkpoint. Travellers flying with LATAM Airlines will be able to board the aircraft without ever having to show a passport or boarding pass. Dubbed the Easy Airport programme, plans include the deployment of 16 biometric self-boarding gates from technology developer Vision-Box. The gates check the identity of the passenger against their digital travel documents using just a biometric facial scan. Diego Arrosa, CEO of Puerta del Sur – the operator of Carrasco International Airport – said: “We seek to transform Carrasco Airport into a beacon of innovation in Latin America. When all the phases of the Easy Airport programme are completed, the positioning of the Carrasco Airport will be one of the most advanced in the region for the use of self-service technologies and biometrics.” The agreement with Vision-Box marks the onset of a strategic modernisation plan that will span more than 50 airports operated by Corporación America, bringing seamless travel technologies to other commercial airports in the network.