Daily Review: Innovations in the Air Transportation Industry

The aviation industry has been one of the curious discoveries this year as a high-potential market for technology innovation – payments, biometrics, and more. A little over a month ago, the aviation technology company SITA reported that three out of five airports and two out of five airlines are investing in innovative biometric technology to improve speed and security as passenger numbers continue to rise at a staggering rate, with the number of annual fliers set to almost double to 7.8 billion by 2036.

Efficient identity management is essential for better security while at the same time improving the passenger experience. Biometrics is the technology that can deliver this. Moving to single-token identity management where passengers can simply use their biometric, such as their face, at every checkpoint on their journey will speed passengers securely through the airport. – Sean Farrell, Director of Strategy & Innovation, SITA

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