Narita Users to Be Able to Board Planes without Pausing for Checks

Politics

Narita, Chiba Pref., Feb. 28 (Jiji Press)--The operator of Narita International Airport near Tokyo said Thursday it will introduce in spring 2020 a facial recognition technology-based system that enables passengers to get on planes without showing their passports or boarding passes after check-in.

Narita will be the first airport in the world to adopt a system that does not require passengers to pause for identification, according to Narita International Airport Corp.

The operator hopes that the system will boost convenience for passengers, including those from abroad, ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

Passengers will first have their face photos taken at the self-check-in kiosks and enter passport and boarding pass information.

High-performance cameras set up at the baggage drop-off counters, safety inspection areas and boarding gates will track the passengers and check their identity against the registered photos as they walk through.

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