Biometric boarding coming to JFK

JFK Airport’s Terminal One Group has signed a co-operation agreement with technology company Vision-Box, to modernise passenger processing and roll out one of the largest biometric boarding airport platforms in the US.

The agreement will see a self-service boarding solution added to the airport’s Terminal 1, allowing travellers to board their flight using biometric eGates. The eGates will recognise passengers by matching their faces with previously enrolled and stored data, removing the need for passports or boarding passes to be presented at the gate.

Twenty-six international carriers use Terminal One at JFK, including Lufthansa, Air France, Japan Airlines, Korean Airlines.

Lufthansa has already taken part in the Los Angeles proof of concept trials, and will be the first airline to use the technology at JFK Terminal One.

Vision-Box CEO, Miguel Leitmann commented: “Amsterdam, Bangalore, Dubai, London-Gatwick, Lisbon, Montevideo, Los Angeles, Sydney, and now JFK Terminal One are all supporting the ‘OneID’ vision and are role models of our network of over 80 airport partners worldwide. I am particularly proud of the team at our new Americas Center of Excellence in Miami, FL, that we opened for operation in 2018.”

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