Air France expects enhancements to the biometric boarding pass solution it is trialing to soon enable passengers to proceed from baggage drop-off to boarding without having to show passports or identification cards at all.
By matching a passenger’s biometric data with their image, the airline said that “in a few months’ time” passengers will be authorized to board flights using just their biometric passes.
Air France last year began testing the biometric solution at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport through a partnership with French security technology company Idemia and Aéroports de Paris.
“When checking in on the Air France app or at an airport self-service kiosk, customers will be invited to scan their passport. The issued biometric pass will contain the passenger’s encrypted biometric facial data from their ID photo, while respecting the use of personal data,” Air France said in a Feb. 14 statement…