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Traveller Document Authentication System operational at Abu Dhabi International

Posted: 16 November 2015 | Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review | No comments yet

Abu Dhabi International Airport has become the first airport in the Middle East to introduce an automated Traveller Document Authentication System. The Traveller Document Authentication System (TDAS), developed by SITA, delivers an automatic boarding pass validation procedure which improves security and reduces waiting times for passengers. The solution is now operational in Terminals 1 and […]

Traveller Document Authentication System operational at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi International Airport has become the first airport in the Middle East to introduce an automated Traveller Document Authentication System.

Traveller Document Authentication System operational at Abu Dhabi International Airport

The Traveller Document Authentication System (TDAS), developed by SITA, delivers an automatic boarding pass validation procedure which improves security and reduces waiting times for passengers. The solution is now operational in Terminals 1 and 3.

Using SITA’s Airport iValidate technology, the system automatically verifies mobile, home-printed, and original boarding passes, before passport control, helping to improve security and reduce waiting times for passengers. The new system has been introduced in four security lanes, and comprises of automatic gates activated by both handheld and static boarding pass scanners. According to the airport, passengers will be able to spend less time queuing allowing them to enjoy the retail, food and beverage, and entertainment facilities on offer for longer.

Traveller Document Authentication System to improve security and reduce waiting times for passengers

Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operations Officer, Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “Abu Dhabi Airports is committed to offering a world class travel experience, so it is vital that we use the very best and most innovative technology available. We are confident that with this new system in place, the speed at which passengers move through the airport will increase, thus improving overall operational efficiency. We are working on a number of initiatives in and around the airport which will make travellers’ journeys even easier. All of this is part of Abu Dhabi Airports’ ongoing Capacity Enhancement Program to manage the growth in passenger numbers ahead of the opening of the Midfield Terminal Building.”

The new Traveller Document Authentication System ensures passengers are at the correct terminal and security checkpoint when they scan the barcode on boarding passes. The captured data is automatically validated, sent to security, checked for duplicates and cross-referenced against the airport Operational Database and the airline’s Departure Control System.