Riyadh Airport to use Face Print Instead of Boarding Pass

Riyadh Airports Company is going to implement a smart service that will allow passengers to board without the boarding pass.

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 28 February 2023
Riyadh Airport to use Face Print Instead of Boarding Pass

The Riyadh Airports company have announced the integration of the 'Smart Travel Journey' experiment at Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, which will recognize passengers through their digital faceprints, without boarding passes. 

The company are implementing this smart service in collaboration with global company SITA and they believe that this is an important step for converting Riyadh's airport into a smart airport to maximize customer satisfaction. 

The SITA Smart Path experiment will allow for biometric enrollment, which means that passengers are their own boarding passes because they only have to look at the SITA FacePod’s camera for the system to recognize them and register them in the system. 

SITA-assisted aeroplane boarding will reduce boarding time by at least 20% while strengthening security and improving the passenger's airport experience. 

Riyadh Airports Company had also launched smart shopping carts at the Khalid International Airport's terminal no. 5, which made the airport the first one in the Kingdom to provide such a service. 

Image source: @KKIASA Twitter page

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