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“Your face will be your passport and boarding pass..” Biometric scanning at Sydney airport in Australia, will let the passengers walk through terminal to their waiting plane almost without showing their passport.
Sydney Airport’s new chief executive, Geoff Culbert, said “We are not aware of this being done to this extent anywhere else in the world,” referring to its trail version.
As a trail airline, Qantas passengers will be able go through the six steps of check in, bag drop, border processing, security screening, airport lounge and boarding gate after showing their passport only once for verification. If the trails are successful, the system will be allowed to be used by other Airline passengers.
The system requires passengers to register with the Australian Border Force once it begins in May. Once registered “It will make the travel process so much easier for customers,” Mr Culbert said. “You can check in for your flight at home on the couch using facial-recognition technology using your smartphone.”
The Sydney airport intends to spend up to $1.5 billion over the next four years on upgrades to its terminals and airfield..