Orlando airport implements biometric entry and exit on its flights
SITA was selected by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) as a technological partner for the implementation of the biometric departure system at Orlando International Airport
It is the first airport in the United States to fully implement the Biometric Entry and Exit Program of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) office in that country. Over the next few months, SITA will integrate its sophisticated biometric technology solution, Smart Path, into the airport's 30 international boarding gates.
With Smart Path, passengers only have to look at the camera, without having to present boarding passes or passports.
In March, SITA began working with GOAA, British Airways and CBP to incorporate biometric check-in of departures for passengers of the British airline. The success of the trial boosted the implementation of technology throughout the airport. The system makes passenger boarding faster and easier, while incorporating new and safe biometric exit controls. British Airways is embarking flights of almost 240 passengers in around 15 minutes.
By October of this year, passengers will be able to enjoy a biometric shipment on 100% of international flights at Orlando International Airport. During the next four months, SITA will integrate Smart Path in 64 boarding stations, in 30 gates throughout the airport. As part of the agreement, SITA will provide the technological solution, professional services, hardware and maintenance.