Qantas begins trialling facial recognition biometrics at Sydney Airport

Qantas begins trialling facial recognition biometrics at Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport has started offering select Qantas passengers the option to complete most pre-boarding processes using just their face.

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The contract would "deliver upgraded biometric technology, enabling the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to use biometric data to clear passengers arriving at Australian worldwide airports", according to a statement from Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton dated July 27 2017.

The trial will initially focus on four phases the journey - checkin, bag drop, lounge access and boarding the flight, Sydney Airport said in a statement on Thursday. Qantas, an Austrailia based airline with world's largest fleet, has partnered with Sydney Airport for the trial of this biometric tech, with passengers on selected worldwide flights taking part.

The airline said consent is sought from all customers participating in the trial and would follow the "strictest privacy standards" and comply with all "relevant legislation".

Qantas' chief customer officer, Vanessa Hudson, said that airlines and airports needed to offer faster and more convenient experiences and that Qantas was "excited to see what results the trial produces".

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Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert said the biometrics trial was the first step towards "mak [ing] the airport experience easier and more convenient for passengers".

Lounge staff will also have access to the trial, enabling them to "create a more personalized experience when passengers arrive", Hudson said.

Last July, the federal government said it would spend $22.5 million over the next three years to deploy facial recognition at Australia's airports.

Face recognition technology is here to revolutionize every walk of life.

"We're excited to be leading the way with this technology and will continue to find innovative new ways to make our passengers' journeys even more seamless".

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