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Vueling implements biometric technology

Vueling implanta la tecnología biométrica

Vueling will soon implement biometric technology in its travels, something that will allow passengers to travel in one of their preferred means of transport in a much more agile and comfortable way.

What does this biometric identification method consist of?

This method of identification will be much faster and more secure. It will immediately recognize the face of the person who is moving to other countries or cities avoiding the need to take the documentation. In Spain, for example, Vueling will implement this biometric technology at the airports of Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, Barcelona and its capital, Madrid.

Biometric technology is being consolidated with the aim of creating a much more convenient experience for the traveler. In addition, it provides faster action at airports, leaving the mandatory formalities for safe travel in second place.

This personal identification system consists of a new technology that makes it possible to recognize the physical characteristics of each person. By scanning the traveler’s features and physiology, the traveler is saved from presenting his or her documents. In this way, it is possible for you to proceed from the security checkpoint to the aircraft directly, without stopping or wasting time.

Biometric technology will not be mandatory yet

For now, biometric identification systems will be voluntary. In other words, they have not yet been officially implemented and will not be mandatory. The next destinations to be tested are expected to be Gran Canaria and Tenerife North airports.

Vueling is consolidating its position as the pioneer in testing biometric technology, as no other company has carried it out. This technology will be implemented at all security filters as well as at domestic and international boarding gates. Before using it, travelers must register in the company’s mobile application, registering in the facial recognition system so that their data is recorded and can be validated.

Passengers will only have to register once in Vueling’s facial recognition system. Once that is done, on the next flights they purchase, they will only have to activate the facial recognition service in the management of their reservations, after checking in.

Airlines look to improve customer experiences

Rodolfo Moreira, Vueling’s director of customer experience, commented that they are one of the first airlines to offer this technology. He was candid about the company’s feelings, expressing that it is a source of pride for all of them to be able to provide this service. According to him, biometric technology improves the airport experience. It makes everything much simpler and faster. It has been implemented to benefit customers, “helping them to save time and convenience when catching a plane”.

Biometric technology is expected to become mainstream in the next few years. It will be common for the sector to go digital. Therefore, other companies will join these initiatives and technologies very soon. What do you think? Would you travel this way?