Milan Linate becomes a full Biometric Airport

Armando Brunini CEO Sea Milan Airports face boarding linate

Following a trial period, Milan Linate Airport is now offering the FaceBoarding service, which allows passengers who opt for it to pass through security and board aircraft using a biometric facial recognition system.

The service is open to all airlines willing to integrate their check-in and boarding procedures with FaceBoarding. Ita Airways and SAS were the first airlines to join the project.

This service optimises passenger experience at the airport by allowing those who have already registered, either at the airport kiosks or directly from their mobile devices (the mobile app will be available in June), to shorten the process of checking identification documents and enhance security.

As a result, passengers will no longer need to present their documents and/or boarding passes at the pre-security turnstiles and boarding gates, which will become self-service.

This solution is an evolution of the previous test phase and, like it, relies on the voluntary participation of passengers through annual or single flight registration.

With this secure, simple and fast technology, FaceBoarding, developed in collaboration with ENAC and the Italian State Police, not only speeds up the checks, but also increases their effectiveness, while guaranteeing privacy and security of passenger data.

SEA’s project partners, Thales and Dormakaba, developed the biometric processing system and the dedicated gates respectively.