Biometric boarding capabilities launched at JFK Airport’s Terminal 4
Biometric boarding has been introduced in JFK Airport’s Terminal 4 to enhance customer experience and employee safety.
The terminal’s operator, JFK International Air Terminal, LLC (JFKIAT), has said this is the latest step in its commitment to offer the more than 21 million passengers that pass through the terminal each year a safer, more efficient way to travel.
“At T4, we are always looking for ways to better serve our customers by integrating the latest innovations into our operations to further ensure a flawless travel experience,” said Roel Huinink, President and CEO of JFKIAT.
Biometric boarding is now available at 27 international gates throughout Terminal 4, leveraging facial recognition technology that ultimately will replace manual identification for faster boarding, quicker flight clearance and an enhanced passenger experience, the operator has said.
As the first step in implementing a seamless kerb to gate travel experience at the terminal, JFKIAT plans to continue to work with its airline partners as well as Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to align on future opportunities to further expand facial recognition capabilities within T4.
“We are excited to launch biometric boarding as an advanced tool to help improve the safety and security of our customers and the T4 community,” Huinink continued. “We look forward to continuing our work with CBP to deploy this innovative technology in new ways in the future.”