Paperless entry into Bengaluru airport (Your face to be the boarding pass)

Tue, 2018-09-11 15:38 -- SCC India Staff

Bangalore airport

At the Bengaluru airport, soon your face will be your boarding pass. The airport is set to become the first airport in India to have an end-to-end solution for paperless air travel.

The Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), operators of the Bengaluru (BLR Airport) and Vision-Box have signed an agreement to launch paperless biometric self-boarding technology, said a statement issued by BIAL. The first implementation milestone at BLR Airport will be completed in the first quarter of 2019, with Jet Airways, Air Asia and SpiceJet passengers as first users.

The technology will identify passengers by their face as they move across the airport, avoiding stops and the repeated presentation of boarding passes, passports or other physical identity documents, according to a release from BIAL. The implementation is likely to take place in the first quarter of 2019.

BIAL will be putting this technology in place in coordination with a Portuguese company Vision Box. The contract was signed on Wednesday in Lisbon, Portugal, between and Vision-Box CEO Miguel Leitmann.

“Vision-Box’s state-of-the-art biometric technology, combined with its passenger flow platform will enable a seamless journey for our passengers, without obstacles, waiting lines or hassles, from registration to boarding,” said Hari Marar, MD and CEO, BIAL.

Vision-Box CEO Miguel Leitmann added, “This is the first end-to-end face recognition-based walkthrough experience in Asia, and the largest in the world. It is also one of the most significant steps towards the Digital India campaign endorsed by the government. Bengaluru is in the spotlight, as the modern world gateway to India.”