QAIA, RJ to trial test Amadeus biometric solutions on select flights

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A general view of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA). (Photo: QAIA)
AMMAN — Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), in collaboration with Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ) and pioneering travel technology company Amadeus, will begin trial testing Amadeus Biometric Solutions on select RJ flights to Istanbul, Airport International Group (AIG) announced on Wednesday, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The advanced biometric technology was built for airports by airport specialists and involves a facial recognition service installed on select QAIA self-check-in kiosks and at boarding gates, according to an AIG statement.

By testing the Amadeus technology, both QAIA and RJ aim to improve the passenger experience, raise passenger-handling capacity, boost automation, improve overall airport operations and, given the ongoing pandemic, offer passengers partaking in this trial test peace of mind as they enjoy a touch-free airport journey, the AIG noted.
"With airports worldwide shifting toward such transformational technologies, we welcome the initiative of Amadeus to pilot biometric solutions on select RJ flights, at QAIA.

As the operator of QAIA, we are keen to assess the conditions for future deployment of such technologies at Jordan’s prime gateway to the world and remain up to speed on future travel requirements, so we can present to passengers a faster and more streamlined contactless journey," said AIG CEO, Nicolas Claude.

RJ Vice Chairman and CEO Samer Majali said: "We are thrilled to try Amadeus’ biometric check-in solution that improves customer service, makes the flying experience more hassle free and ensures safer travel during the current pandemic."

"Our endeavor to make travelers’ airport experience as smooth and as safe as possible is made possible by our longstanding partnership with AIG. It is with pride that we carry out our role of national carrier of Jordan, and connect it with the rest of the world," Majali pointed out.

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