New technology with partners IDEMIA & SITA to enhance the passenger experience
NEXT50, an Abu Dhabi based technology company, is well underway to delivering the first phase of the biometric initiative at Abu Dhabi international Airport, the company said in a press communique.
The project, which sees NEXT50 introduce its cutting-edge AI solutions alongside global artificial intelligence and technology solutions partners IDEMIA and SITA, will initially see the deployment of next generation biometric solutions at select self-service baggage touchpoints, immigration e-gates, and boarding gates.
“We are proud to be joining forces with IDEMIA and SITA and offering our expertise in artificial intelligence and data sciences to make this initiative a reality,” stated Ibrahim Al Mannaee, CEO, NEXT50.
“Upon final completion of the project, Abu Dhabi will be home to the world’s first airport to include every touch point in the biometric journey, providing travellers with a seamless, safe and secure passenger experience,” commented Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, MD and CEO, Abu Dhabi Airports.
Once the project is delivered, it will offer passengers a convenient, simplified, contactless and hygienic experience from ‘curb-to-gate’.
“This latest deployment showcases the power of Smart Path to deliver a fluid journey where a passenger’s face becomes their boarding pass, from check in to boarding,” remarked Hani El Assaad, President Middle East & Africa, SITA.
“This bears out our capacity to constantly innovate to safeguard passenger trust and help pave the way for even smoother and more secure future travel,” noted Osama Al Makharmeh, Executive Director, IDEMIA, UAE.