Passenger Terminal Today - Elizabeth Baker
Airline Emirates will launch fast-track biometric passenger processing for international travelers at Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Previously, this functionality was only available to UAE residents and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nationals. International passengers will be able to use the service in 2023 by providing official consent in the Emirates app, at Emirates self-check-in kiosks, or in person at Emirates check-in desks.
The initiative will use biometric recognition technologies and the GDRFA pre-populated biometric database to identify travelers at Terminal 3 check-in, lounges, boarding and immigration. The AI systems recognize passengers’ unique facial features and link this to their passports for instant identity verification.