(14 Apr 2021)
Passengers at Narita Airport (NRT) will soon be able to
complete every step of the airport journey simply by presenting
their face to a camera, thanks to a major roll-out of biometric
technology from Amadeus and NEC Corporation.
The new experience by Narita International Airport
Corporation (NAA), sees passengers check-in at one of a number of
new biometric kiosks where the passenger’s facial image is
captured and verified against their passport.
verification process is done, luggage is dropped at an Auto Bag Drop (ABD) unit, with passengers
automatically recognized by the camera embedded in the unit as
they approach it.
Passing through security and boarding is
also designed to be as straightforward as possible. The passenger’s face is recognized when they
first approach Narita’s security e-Gates and boarding e-Gates,
both equipped with cameras that automatically validate the
passenger’s identity and permission to fly. Again, passengers do
not need to show any physical documents.
The new biometric process at Narita Airport is
using the IATA One ID standard. Following successful trials it
will be adopted as the new standard for all international
departures from the airport.
The new service contributes to Narita Airport’s
COVID19 response by removing the need for passengers to have
interpersonal interaction, whilst virtually eliminating the need
to touch self-service hardware.
The solution also reduces the time
it takes to complete each airport checkpoint, helping Narita
airport meet its social distancing objectives.
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