Bengaluru airport launches biometric self boarding facility for Vistara’s BLR-BOM flight

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The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BIAL) has rolled out of the Digi Yatra project- a fully biometric-based self boarding solution for a seamless flow from registration to boarding, which has been implemented for one particular flight of full-service carrier Vistara, to begin with, i.e. the UK 864 Bengaluru-Mumbai flight. All Vistara flights are expected to be integrated into the biometric boarding process at the Bangalore airport by October 2019. The airport is planning to gradually introduce a biometric-based self-boarding solution to other flights and airlines.

The facility seeks to minimise paperwork for air travel under a digital system or e-boarding process for airport entry and boarding flights using documents such as a passenger’s Aadhaar number and mobile phones, among others. Under the digital boarding process, the passengers can simply enroll their ID and biometric data, combined with their flight details, before entering the terminal.

As they travel through the airport, passengers can put their travel documents away, as they will be authenticated and verified at every touchpoint by the biometric technology.

“BIAL is extremely excited to roll out this Digi Yatra-based biometric technology. A select few passengers now have the opportunity to experience this sophisticated technology as part of this rollout,” said Hari Marar, managing director & chief executive, BIAL.

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