Lisbon, 5th September 2018 – Vision-Box and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) — operators of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) in south India – signed today an agreement to launch paperless biometric self-boarding technology, aimed at transforming the passenger experience and creating future-ready Airport.
The goal of the program is to simplify the journey by making it paperless from registration to boarding. Biometric technology will identify passengers by their face as they move across the Airport, avoiding stops and the repeated presentation of boarding passes, passports or other physical identity documents.
With the implementation of the biometric technology, BLR Airport will become the first Airport in India to have an end-to-end solution for paperless air travel.
“Your face is your boarding pass” said BIAL MD & CEO Hari Marar describing the revolutionary technology that is set to transform air travel. “BLR Airport will continue to lead from the front in transforming air travel in India by leveraging on technology. We will continue to offer more delightful experiences to all our passengers as they travel through BLR Airport. Vision-Box’s state-of-the-art biometric technology combined with its passenger flow platform will enable a seamless journey for our passengers, without obstacles, waiting lines or hassles, from registration to boarding,” Mr Marar added.
The contract was signed today at Palácio Foz in Lisbon, Portugal, between Mr. Marar and Vision-Box CEO Miguel Leitmann. The ceremony was also attended by the Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa, Minister of Economy Manuel Caldeira Cabral, Ambassador of India to Portugal Nandini Singla, Secretary of State of Internationalization Eurico Brilhante Dias, and other government representatives.
Vision-Box CEO Miguel Leitmann commented: “We’re very proud to team up with Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. We’re together raising the flag of a historical milestone, marking not only the significant improvement of the experience of those who travel through Bangalore, but also the accomplishment of a seamless digital airport journey. This is the first end-to-end face recognition-based walk through experience in Asia and the largest in the world. It is also one of the most significant steps towards the Digital India campaign endorsed by the Government. Bangalore is in the spotlight, as the modern world gateway to India.”
The first implementation milestone at Bangalore Airport will be completed in the first quarter of 2019, with Jet Airways, Air Asia and SpiceJet passengers as first users.
Vision-Box is dedicated to improving the quality, convenience, efficiency and security in travel and border control offering biometric-based digital identity management solutions. Vision-Box is partner of the most prestigious Governments, Airports and Airlines enhancing citizen services and traveller experiences, establishing identity ground-truth through high performance enrolment, verification and authentication, while enabling multi-directional data transactions and actionable intelligence. Vision-Box develops state-of-the-art user-centric citizen touchpoints, custom front-end applications and collaborative orchestration software, towards a premium experience and service level. We have delivered to date over 5000 electronic identity solutions spread across the globe, enhancing access to a robust identity scheme for hundreds of millions of citizens every year.
About Kempegowda International Airport
Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru is the first Greenfield airport in India to be built as a private-public partnership. It is operated by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), where private promoters hold 74% (Fairfax 54% and Siemens Projects Ventures 20%) stake in BIAL, while the government holds the remaining 26% (Karnataka State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited – 13%, Airport Authority of India – 13%). The Airport began operations in May 2008 and has significantly enhanced the regional and worldwide air connectivity of Bengaluru and Karnataka. It is currently the busiest airport in South India and the third largest in the Country. Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru has been adjudged the ‘Best Regional Airport in India & Central Asia’ by Skytrax in 2018. For more information log on to www.bengaluruairport.com