These services have already been started in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and 19 other cities
How to make the check-in at airports faster? Also this time, innovation comes from China, where Chinese airlines and airports are trying to move to a new level of check-in: no paper boarding pass. On the one hand, therefore, airlines across the country are aiming to reduce passenger waiting times and, on the other hand, airports will try to simplify luggage reduction and security processes to make them more convenient.
Liang Jia, deputy director of ancillary services at China Southern Airlines’ e-commerce division, told China Daily that passengers could get on board by showing their electronic boarding passes and identity documents. These services have already been started in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and 19 other cities.
“Facial recognition could serve as the sole means of identification and be applied to the entire journey, after the initial validation of a passenger’s identity,” he said.
By 2025 the number of annual passengers of Chinese airports should reach 927 million
Those passengers who have registered a positive security score over time, according to the idea of the Shenzhen international airport, will be able to benefit from faster security checks. The airport reported that these new developments have greatly improved efficiency, reducing the total time for security checks.
The goal of these efforts by China, according to the International Air Transport Association, is to overcome the United States and become the largest air transport market in the world by 2024 or 2025. In the last five years, according to Qianzhan.com, the number of passengers passing through Chinese airports has increased dramatically from 392 million to 610 million a year. By 2025, the number of passengers per year should reach 927 million.
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