While iPhone X has facial recognition unlock feature, why not implement the latest technology in a bigger scale? AirAsia jumped into the bandwagon and took the leap to change the aviation system in Malaysia by launching the first facial recognition technology.
A Cutting-Edge Change
Dubbed as FACES, Fast Airport Clearance Experience System, is Asia’s first airline to have the latest biometric facial recognition technology placed at a self-boarding gate for a seamless travel. The revolutionary change can be found at Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
How Does It Work
Travellers can be a part of the experience by checking in at the kiosk beforehand to form their bioemetric token in the system. You can easily do so by putting your MyKad or passport in the document reader then let the camera to scan your face. This is a one-time process at AirAsia kiosk as the system will keep your biometric until the expiration of your travel document.
Behind The Success
The new system introduction is fully owned and operated by AirAsia to enable guests to board their flight without having to carry any form of travel document on hand either its papers or your phone’s passbook. “With FACES, your face is your passport, making it a breeze to clear the gate and board your flight” said Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia.
By Jessy Wong