An automated e-gate trial is underway at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB), which is exploring the benefits of automating airport processes to create a more seamless passenger experience. Airport operator Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) is initially trialling one e-gate, but the trial will progressively expand in scope if and when government approval is granted.
Passengers can use either a paper or mobile boarding pass at the e-gate, which is located at the entrance to the domestic security check area and has been supplied by Kaba, which will be showcasing its e-gate solution at FTE Global 2015 in Las Vegas (9th-11th September) and at FTE Asia EXPO 2015 in Singapore (17th-19th November).
G V Sanjay Reddy, Managing Director, BIAL, said: “Bengaluru is a great location for us to pioneer new technology initiatives with a traveller who is IT-savvy, young and excited about independent processes. The intent is to provide all passengers services that define the technological prowess and is a reflection of the city the airport is in.
“The e-gate is a definite step towards a fully automated and seamless passenger flow. As we grow beyond 15 million passengers annually, we are thankful to MOCA, BCAS and CISF for their collaboration to effectively bring this technology trial to KIAB.”
The start of the e-gate trial at KIAB comes just two months after the airport stated its intention to introduce self-tagging kiosks as part of a major investment in its IT infrastructure.