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International passengers travelling on selected Singapore Airlines flights from Perth Airport have begun using new biometric technology delivered by Amadeus.

On a trial basis, the solution will simplify the airport journey and effectively make a passenger’s face their boarding pass.

Perth Airport chief executive, Kevin Brown, said the trial is part of a move toward greater use of touchless technology and enables a more seamless journey for passengers from check-in to boarding.

“The recently installed self-check-in kiosks and bag drop units enable passengers to check-in and facilitate bag drop independently without the intervention of airline staff – therefore improving passenger flow while reducing processing time and queuing.

“The new facial recognition technology builds on this concept,” Brown explained.

“This process eliminates the need for a physical boarding pass and the passport checks at both the auto bag drop and boarding gate and will reduce the possibility of delays which are sometimes encountered due to manual document checks.

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