KLIA’s new biometric system comes under PM Mahathir’s test

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad tested new biometric passenger processing at the KLIA main terminal, as part of the airport’s recent 21st anniversary celebration.

SITA and Malaysia Airports have signed a MoU for exploring joint opportunities and collaborative innovation for Malaysia Airports’ digital initiatives that will ensure a more seamless passenger journey.

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad tries out the SITA Smart Path at KLIA’s 21st anniversary celebration

The new system, SITA Smart Path, uses facial biometric ID management technology to automate the travel journey from check-in to boarding. Once registered, travellers need only to have their faces scanned without having to produce documents at every stage of their journey.

The technology is designed to easily integrate into existing airport and airline infrastructure, including standard common-use systems, check-in kiosks, self-service gates for secure access, and boarding.

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