Narita Airport, Amadeus and NEC Introduce Japan’s First End-to-End Biometric Boarding Process

Check-in, passport checks and boarding using paper documents can be a frustrating and cumbersome process that contributes to airport congestion and many physical interactions. Fortunately, passengers at Narita Airport will soon be able to complete every step in the airport journey simply by presenting their face to a camera, thanks to a major roll-out of biometric technology from Amadeus and NEC Corporation.

The new experience by Narita International Airport Corporation (NAA), sees passengers check-in at one of a number of new biometric kiosks where the passenger’s facial image is captured and verified against their passport. Once the verification process is done, luggage is dropped quickly and easily at an Auto Bag Drop (ABD) unit,…

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