Bengaluru airport’s biometric-based self-boarding solution will now be available to Air Asia India customers. This forms a part of Digi Yatra, an industry-led initiative by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, aimed at offering an enhanced digital experience for air travellers.

The Vision-Box developed and installed one-ID biometric platform facility, launched in July 2019 for Vistara, is now enabled for Air Asia India flights from the Bengaluru airport.

Air Asia India passengers simply have to enroll their facial biometric and ID card validation at one of the 11 kiosks at the Kerb, combined with their flight details, before entering the terminal. They will be authenticated and verified at every touchpoint by biometric technology.

The biometric data is used only for authentication and verification of passengers for boarding and not for recognition. In addition, the passenger data is deleted within a few hours of flight completion.

Steps for biometric registration:

  • Register for Digi Yatra using registration kiosks located at the Kerb.
  • Proceed to terminal departure entry e-gates, scan your boarding pass and match your face.
  • At the security check, validate your credentials by allowing the camera to scan your biometrics.
  • Scan your face for validation and board your flight.

Sunil Bhaskaran, managing director and chief executive officer, Air Asia India said, “To enable enhanced safety and security for our guests, Air Asia India has collaborated with Bengaluru airport for the implementation of the Digi Yatra facility. The services are another step in our continuous focus on leveraging technology to redefine the new norms of travel with emergent solutions that alleviate the guest experience and enable social distancing.”

Adding to this, Hari Marar, managing director and chief executive officer, Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) said, “At Bengaluru airport, we have been following stringent safety and hygiene protocols and we believe that the tech-enabled biometric journey, is another step towards healthy, secure and hassle-free travel.

“This project will continue the process of transforming passenger journeys – unleashing the power of the country’s first all-biometric flow operation, where your face is your boarding pass.”,