Abu Dhabi Airports has invested in an automated document authentication system to further enhance security and expedite processing times at the entrance to the security checkpoint. The scanners will be able to read traditional, mobile and home-printed boarding passes.
When a passenger scans their boarding pass, the data is automatically validated, checked for duplicates and cross-referenced against the Airport Operational Database and the airline’s Departure Control System. The information is then displayed to a security agent on a graphical user interface.
The system, SITA’s iValidate, will include four security lanes with automatic gates, four mobile/paper boarding pass scanners and four hand-held wireless boarding pass scanners. It will initially be deployed in Terminal 3 economy, followed by the Terminal 3 business area, and will then be implemented in both economy and business areas in Terminal 1.
Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “Deploying such an advanced technology is a further demonstration of Abu Dhabi Airports’ determination to use the very best the market has to offer. Effectively managing the balance between continuous passenger flow and stringent security measures is a fundamental part of our operations, and the task is even more important in view of our continued growth.
“With this new technology, verifying passenger documentation will be done quickly and efficiently, while at the same time improving the passenger experience. This is all part of our on-going programme to deliver a smooth flowing airport that affords passengers sufficient comfort and time to enjoy all the facilities on offer.”