PaxEx: Emirates Unveils World's First Integrated Biometric Path
Emirates is gearing up to launch the world’s first “biometric path” that will offer its customers a smooth and truly seamless airport journey at the airline’s hub in Dubai International airport.
Utilising the latest technology, passengers can check in for their flights, complete immigration formalities, enter Emirates Lounge, and board their flights, by strolling through the airport.
The biometric equipment has been installed at Terminal 3 of Dubai airport and can be found at select check-in counters, Emirates Lounge in Concourse B and at select boarding gates.
Trials for the Smart Tunnel, a project by the General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) in collaboration with Emirates, was launched on 10 October.
It is a world-first for passport control, where passengers simply walk through a tunnel and are “cleared” by immigration without human intervention or the need for a physical passport stamp.
Once its internal tests are completed, Emirates will shortly launch trials for biometric processing at the other key customer points at the airport and subsequently at transit counters/gates, and for its chauffeur drive services.
Emirates’ “biometric path” will improve customer experience at Dubai airport and will cover departures, arrivals, transit, chauffeur drive connections, and lounge access in Dubai.