2 Terminals at JFK Roll Out Biometric Boarding Technology

By Paul Riegler on 9 October 2019
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A biometric-enabled gate at T4

A biometric-enabled gate at T4

International passengers at John F. Kennedy International Airport will soon begin to benefit from high-tech boarding solutions that uses biometric technology to speed boarding for international flights.

Lufthansa unveiled a self-boarding gate at JFK’s Terminal 1. The gate uses facial recognition to verify the passenger’s identity and only opens the sliding partition once there is a match of the passenger’s facial image to the Traveler Verification Service operated by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agency.

Other airlines at the terminal, including Air France, Japan Airlines, and Norwegian Air, are expected to follow suit.

Meanwhile, the JFK International Air Terminal, also known as Terminal 4, announced the deployment of biometric boarding technology at 27 gates.  The equipment differs from that being used in Terminal 1 as it does not include self-boarding gates.  The technology replaces manual passport checks at the gate.

Neither system is a first, however, at JFK. Last year, JetBlue Airways rolled out biometric self-boarding gates at its hub at Terminal 5.

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