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The airport offers facial recognition service

The airport offers facial recognition service

Milan Linate City Airport is the first airport in Europe to introduce biometric facial recognition technology for access to security checkpoints and boarding gates. The first companies to join the project are ITA Airways and SAS, but the service will be available to all airlines.

The boarding service developed by Thales makes it possible to reduce screening times because there is no need to present an ID and boarding pass and everything is done automatically through the biometric recognition system, said Armando Brunini, managing director of SEA, the operator of Milan airports. . , in introducing facial recognition technology. “We will check how the system works at Linate, but we definitely plan to introduce it at Milan Malpensa Airport. We will look at which companies and in what time frame,” Brunini said.

Milan Linate Airport, along with Milan-Malpensa, is the smaller of the two international airports in the second largest Italian city, Milan. It mainly serves national and European connections as well as business trips. In 2023, more than nine million passengers were processed at Linate. The airport serves as the European hub for ITA Airlines, the successor company to Alitalia.

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