17 DECEMBER 2018
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A new guide to help airport users to keep up to date with the increasing use of technology at UK airports has been issued by Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) against a background of growing sophistication in passenger processing.
The company notes that with passenger numbers set to double by 2036 and the use of e-passport gates growing, airports are looking for ways to make the process of travelling through security as simple and seamless as possible.
Using biometric ID management, which uses facial recognition technology and removes the need to show a passport or boarding pass, is just one of the developments being adopted, APH says.
The guide, available on the APH website, highlights biometric technology at 18 UK airports including Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester and Heathrow, as well as comparing the number of e-passport gates and automated or biometric self-boarding gates.
APH managing director Nick Caunter said the growing use of systems to enable passengers to clear security quickly and safely was to be welcomed but travellers needed to be aware of age and other restrictions, which the guide pointed out.
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