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Emirates to install world’s first biometric path at Dubai Intl. Airport

System will allow passengers to ‘stroll’ through airport using facial and iris recognition

Emirates is set to launch the world’s first biometric path, which will make the airport experience easier and smoother for passengers at the Dubai International airport.

According to the statement, the latest biometric technology will be utilised to let Emirates passengers check in on their flight, complete immigration formalities, enter the Emirates Lounge, and board their flights through a mix of facial and iris recognition equipment’s. These have already been installed at the Emirates Terminal 3 and can be found at select check-in counters and terminals.

Initially, the biometric path will only cover first and business class passengers but will soon expand to include economy travellers as well.

Emirates COO Adel Al Redha said: “After extensive research and evaluation of numerous technologies and new approaches to enhance our passenger journey, we are now satisfied with the preliminary work we have carried out and are ready to commence live trials of the world’s first biometric path at Emirates Terminal 3.”

Commenting on the development, Major General Mohammed Ahmed Almarri, Dubai General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) said: “We are pleased to roll-out these new initiatives at Terminal 3 in collaboration with Emirates and our airport stakeholders.”

As per the organisation, the new technology is said to increase the functionality of the airport. It can be used in tracking passengers who are late and would otherwise miss their flights. It can also be used to improve customer experience and flow through the airport with less document checks and queuing.

Emirates’ said that in the future, the biometric path might expand to include other airports outside of Dubai, as well.

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