Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Digitise Air Travel: How Contact-Less Check-In Will Work At Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport

Bengaluru: Domestic passengers at Bengaluru airport will now be able to have a smoother travel experience after it introduced facial recognition systems on Tuesday. A beta version of Digi Yatra at the airport will automatically process passengers’ entry based on the facial recognition system at all checkpoints. These include entry to the airports, security check and boarding gate. The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) too had launched a beta version of the DigiYatra app on the Android platform that will allow passengers to avail quicker check-in at the airport’s Terminal 3.

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) said the platform secures privacy. “Passengers need not worry about sharing their data as it is secure and will be deleted after 24 hours following their travel,” BIAL said in a press release.

Digi Yatra is a project of the civil aviation ministry and it has been under trial since 2017. It was rolled out for domestic passengers at Delhi airport’s T3, where AirAsia India, Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet and Vistara operate. In Bengaluru, AirAsia India and Vistara airlines are integrated with Digi Yatra.

A beta version of Digi Yatra app is available for Android users and will be available for the iOS platform in a few weeks. Participation in the Digi Yatra scheme is voluntary for passengers and those opting for it will have to download the app, register themselves, link Aadhar details, take a selfie and add Covid-19 vaccination information.

16/08/22 India.com

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