At Milano Linate Airport, you can now board just by showing your face

Biometric technology promises to reduce waiting times and safeguard privacy as face recognition replaces document control. Linate is the first airport in Europe to adopt it.

At Milan Linate airport, passengers no longer need to show their identity documents and boarding passes to board, they just need to register their face at the kiosks on-site or on the dedicated app (which will be ready in a month). Even the gates become self-service in this way.

Face boarding – developed by Thales in collaboration with ENAC and the State Police – is a multimedia device that detects the biometric features of the traveler's face and electronically acquires the information contained in the passport and boarding pass. Linate is the first airport in Europe to use this security system, and the first airlines to join the project were Ita Airways and SAS, but the service will be available for all airlines and will also arrive at Malpensa.

Opening image: Bao Menglong on Unsplash

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