Connect with us

Airlines

Frankfurt becomes the first European airport to implement full Biometric Systems

Frankfurt becomes the first European airport to implement full Biometric Systems

SITA and Fraport are collaborating to allow all airlines at Frankfurt Airport to use face biometrics as identification from check-in to boarding.

Frankfurt Airport is Europe’s first to provide biometric touchpoints to all airline passengers, allowing for simplified, frictionless movement throughout the airport.

Your face becomes your boarding pass when you use SITA’s Smart Path biometric technology powered by NEC. Passengers can safely register in advance on their mobile device using the Star Alliance biometric app, or at the check-in kiosk using their biometric passports. The entire registration process takes only a few seconds.

Once registered, travelers can bypass the facial recognition checkpoints without presenting any paper documentation. More than 12,000 travelers have already used the new technology for boarding pass control, boarding gates, and check-in.

Advertisement

According to vendor tests carried out by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Delight digital identity management platform has the highest accuracy of any facial recognition technology in the world. This implies that, even when travelling, passengers who have chosen to use the service can be swiftly and precisely identified.

Advertisement

Airlines

Korean Air Rolls Out Next-Generation Business Class: ‘Prestige Suites 2.0’

Korean Air Rolls Out Next-Generation Business Class: ‘Prestige Suites 2.0’

Korean Air has introduced its latest business class offering, the Prestige Suites 2.0, set to make its debut aboard the airline’s new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner fleet.

This new product marks a significant upgrade from the previous Collins Apex forward-facing staggered seats, known as Prestige Suites. The Prestige Suites 2.0 is designed in a staggered 1-2-1 configuration, ensuring each passenger direct aisle access and ample privacy.

The seats offer 46 inches of pitch, 21 inches of width, and can be transformed into a flat bed measuring between 78.2 and 79.2 inches. A standout feature of these seats is the inclusion of privacy doors that stand 52 inches high, offering a more secluded experience even when positioned closer to the aisle.

Tech-savvy travelers will appreciate the suite’s cutting-edge features, which include a 23.8-inch ultra-high-definition entertainment monitor, 60W USB-C charging, AC power outlets, and wireless charging capabilities.

Advertisement

Moreover, Korean Air’s Boeing 787-10s will be the first in the fleet to offer Wi-Fi, enhancing connectivity for passengers. The new business class seats come with a range of amenities aimed at maximizing comfort and convenience. These include a storage cubby, a handheld remote, USB-C charging ports, and universal outlets.

Airbus and Korea Aerospace Industries deliver first Light Civil Helicopter:Click Here

The wireless charging pad is a notable highlight, reflecting the suite’s advanced technological integration. The layout of the Prestige Suites 2.0 comprises 10 rows of seats in a 1-2-1 arrangement, specifically rows 7-16 in the business class cabin. The cabin is flanked by lavatories and galleys at both the front and the rear, ensuring easy access for all passengers.

A striking departure from Korean Air’s traditional design, the new seats feature a bold brown color palette. This is a significant change from the airline’s iconic Morning Calm blue and bright white interiors.

The new design incorporates semi-matte deep brown side consoles with metallic tops, brushed coppery-almond cabinet doors, and textured tan interior shrouds, giving the cabin a modern and sophisticated look.

Advertisement

Turkish Airlines to launch Next-Gen “Crystal” Business Class Suite:Click here

Continue Reading

Trending