Air Canada Launches Digital Identification; First Airline to Test Facial Recognition Technology for Identification Verification in Canada

Air Canada announced it has launched digital identification, becoming the first airline in Canada with approval to offer customers the safety and convenience of a new option using facial recognition technology to confirm identification. In a pilot project currently underway, Air Canada’s digital identification is now available for customers departing from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) […]

Airbus invests in climate solutions company, Carbon Engineering Ltd. to support world’s largest direct air carbon capture R&D facility

Airbus invests in Carbon Engineering Ltd., a Canadian-based climate solutions company, operating the largest Direct Air Carbon Capture (DACC) Research & Development facility in the world. The investment will contribute to funding part of Carbon Engineering’s advanced direct air capture R&D technologies at the company’s Innovation Centre in Squamish, B.C., Canada. “Carbon Engineering’s Direct Air […]

Delta and Aeromexico launch touchless check-in, powered by SkyTeam technology

Traveling on an itinerary that includes flights on both Aeromexico and Delta is getting easier thanks to seamless technology introduced by the two SkyTeam member airlines. Travelers can now check in digitally and get their boarding passes through either airline’s self-service channels, then go directly to security without needing to use a kiosk or see […]

ACI World and Amadeus announce new technology innovation awards

Airports Council International (ACI) World and Amadeus have today announced new awards that celebrate the increasingly important role new innovations in technology are playing in industry recovery and beyond. The Amadeus & ACI World Technology Innovation Awards are now open for entries from all ACI member airports and comprise three categories: Best innovation(s) in airport […]

American Airlines Revolutionizes the Travel Experience for Customers Returning to the Skies

American Airlines customers returning to travel this spring will notice several innovations to make traveling even easier and more touch-free than before. “While fewer customers have traveled over the last year, our team used their time to go into overdrive developing, testing and implementing new ways to give customers more confidence and comfort when they […]

Airports invest in technology to advance industry recovery

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today issued a report revealing that airports have accelerated investments in technology to aid in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. ACI World has collaborated with SITA for the past 17 years on the annual Airport IT Trends Survey, the most extensive study of IT trends within the global airport […]

SITA report sees technology improving bag handling numbers

Airlines continue to improve their handling of checked bags, getting more bags to the right destination on time even as the number of airline passengers grows each year. That was the key finding in SITA’s 2019 Baggage IT Insights report, released April 24. More bags are being checked in, but mishandled rates are remaining stable, […]

U.S. aims to use facial recognition on nearly all departing air travelers within four years

The United States Department of Homeland Security says U.S. Customs and Border Protection is working toward implementation of biometric exit technology to cover more than 97% of departing commercial air travelers within the next four years. The goal is outlined in the department’s “Fiscal Year 2018 Entry/Exit Overstay Report.” As of September 2018, 15 U.S. […]

How Vueling is addressing business needs through the use of innovative technology

“Innovation is happening in every corner of Vueling,” says Simone van Neerven, Head of Innovation at the Spanish airline. Indeed, the low-cost carrier has an impressive track record of introducing creative new solutions to drive the passenger experience forward. As van Neerven explains: “We were the first airline in the world to launch Google Pay, […]

Denver airport first to use new TSA full-body scanner

Transportation Security Administration at Denver International Airport is using a new technology that allows travelers to keep their hands at their side when screened at security checkpoints. The Colorado Sun reports airport CEO Kim Day says the Denver airport is the first in the country to pilot the technology. The new scanner uses the same […]