With the aim to make boarding process paperless, Bengaluru International Airport (BIAL), the country’s third largest airport, on Thursday signed a deal with the Vision-Box, a Lisbon-based digital and biometric solutions service provider for the implementation of facial recognition facility for passengers of some selected airlines from the next year.
The biometric self-boarding technology — being the part of central government’s DigiYatra project — is quintessential in imparting a good passenger experience and developing advanced airports which are friendly to the digital environment.
What makes this technology more preferable is that it ensures smooth flow in airport by identifying passengers via face. It reduces hurdles occurring through repeated presentation of board passes, passports and other sorts of physical documents.
Taking in view this year’s growth, $2 billion will be invested at the Bangalore International Airport for the expansion of space. The operation for its capacity expansion is in progress as of now. By 2028, the airport will handle 65 million passengers against its current tally of 20 million.