Rome Fiumicino Airport has launched a six-month trial of biometric-based security and self-boarding checks. The airport will pilot Seamless Flow One-ID in partnership with Vision-Box to provide a quicker, easier and more secure journey for passengers.
Emiliano Sorrenti, CIO/CTO, Aeroporti di Roma, said: “Special thanks to the Rome Airports’ Technology Team and Vision-Box for helping Rome Fiumicino Airport to set a major milestone of its digital transformation with full Seamless Flow experience. We are happy to be the first airport in Italy and one of first in Europe facilitating fast and safe passenger experiences.”
With the support of ENAC, the Italian Civil Aviation Authority, and the State Police, Fiumicino is the first airport in the country to launch a biometrics trial.
The trial will provide travellers with an end-to-end self-service experience, from check-in, through security and boarding. Passengers who choose to opt-in can identify themselves using their facial biometric characteristics against their official travel documents, to transact with the airport systems. Vision-Box’s Orchestra platform manages the passenger flow process while complying with EU Data Privacy regulations and operating under customer-centred business rules.
Miguel Leitmann, CEO, Vision-Box, commented: “Vision-Box is extremely proud to accompany Aeroporti di Roma Fiumicino in their digital transformation programme in the world of Seamless Travel, offering a premium passenger-centric experience to participating travellers. Together we aim at establishing the practical foundations of IATA One-ID for Italy by leveraging our market knowledge and worldwide real-life expertise in simplifying the lives of passengers by using biometrics in a responsible and scalable manner.”