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Onboarding Exceptional Experiences: How Biometric Self-Boarding Gates Are Transforming Air Travel

The passenger journey is taking off in a new direction, fueled by best-in-class biometric identification and verification technology. Facial recognition paired with self-boarding gates is evolving travel to a state of paperless, hassle-free passage and is experiencing significant growth.

The 2023 SITA Air Transport IT Insights report indicates that 83% of airlines have implemented or plan to implement biometrics at boarding by 2026. And, in line with the IT spending, 75% of surveyed passengers want to use biometric data instead of passports or boarding passes, according to the 2023 Global Passenger Survey by IATA.  

Let’s explore how biometric self-boarding gates are driving efficiency and contributing to a more simplified, secure and satisfying travel experience.

Alleviating Boarding Turmoil with Facial Recognition

The recently announced collaboration between HID and ASSA ABLOY provides a lofty lift to revolutionize the air travel industry: the biometric self-boarding gate