Monday, August 03, 2020

Bangalore Airport extends biometric-based self-boarding facility to AirAsia India

Prem Watsa's Fairfax group-owned Bangalore International Airport has extended its biometric-based self-boarding process facility to budget carrier AirAsia India, a year after the private aerodrome operator rolled it out for airlines. Under the digital boarding process, which is optional, the passengers can simply enrol their ID and biometric data, combined with their flight details, before entering the terminal.
The safe and contactless facility was first rolled out by the Bangalore International Airport for Tata-SIA airline, Vistara, in July last year.
Bangalore International Airport's ambitious DigiYatra project for seamless flow of passengers from registration to boarding has just got bigger and better with AirAsia India joining the facility, Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) said in a release.
DigiYatra facility, which is an initiative of the civil aviation ministry and the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), seeks to minimise paperwork for air travel under a digital system or e-boarding process for airport entry and boarding flights using documents such as a passenger's Aadhaar number and mobile phone number.
Following the adoption of the facility, AirAsia India guests travelling from Bengaluru airport can now travel hassle-free by simply enrolling their facial biometric and ID card validation at one of the 11 kiosks at the Kerb, the release said.
As they travel through the airport, they will be authenticated and verified at every touchpoint by state-of-the-art biometric technology. This process offers the highest degree of safety and security while ensuring stringent standards of privacy, it said.
03/08/20 PTI/Economic Times
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