Lufthansa Begins Biometric Boarding For LAX Departures

Posted on March, 20, 2018 By : iqfares

Biometric self-boarding gates have been started by Lufthansa at Los Angeles International Airport.

Lufthansa’s self-service gates which deploy facial recognition technology to automate the passenger ID and boarding pass verification process were started in collaboration with Amadeus, provider of Lufthansa’s Altéa passenger service and departure control system, biometric facial recognition systems provider Vision-Box and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Initially, during the trials at LAX, Lufthansa stated that in about 20 minutes it could board approximately 350 passengers onto an Airbus A380. Lufthansa flies a daily direct out of LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal from LAX to Frankfurt route.

The airline also said that it is planning to expand the technology to other US gateways and other passenger touch points, making the way for other airlines using Amadeus Altéa technology in rapidly deploying biometrics boarding for their own passengers.

Lufthansa senior director-product management ground & digital services Bjoern Becker said: “We anticipate that in near time, biometric boarding will be widely utilized across the US and beyond”.

British Airways have been testing biometric boarding on international flights out of LAX since December 2017, with platforms of Vision-Box branded installed at TBIT gates 152, 154 and 156.


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