Star Alliance Wants At Least Half Its Members To Embrace Biometrics By 2025: Reuters

Star Alliance Wants At Least Half Its Members To Embrace Biometrics By 2025: Reuters
  • The world's largest airline alliance, Star Alliance wants half of its twenty-six members to use biometrics technology by 2025, Reuters reported.
  • Star Alliance comprises 26 member airlines. A management company based in Frankfurt, Germany, and Singapore, coordinates Star Alliance projects and activities.
  • The move is expected to ease the travel process as the demand grows for contactless travel and less airport congestion after COVID-19.
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  • Star Alliance hopes to reduce processing time through airport security, baggage drop, departure gates, and lounges through features such as facial comparison for boarding passes.
  • "We will definitely need to be heading towards half of our carriers participating," the report quoted customer experience vice president Christian Draeger.
  • "But at the same, we also need to increase the network of participating airports."
  • One of the members, United Airlines Holdings Inc UAL, reportedly said it is pursuing ways to ease travel through biometrics at several points within the airport.
  • Price Action: UAL shares are trading lower by 1.29% at $38.40 in premarket on the last check Friday.
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