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IATA GPS underlines appetite for biometric ID

11 October 2018

Key Points

  • As technologies mature, biometric ID management has become more attractive for airlines and airports
  • IATA’s OneID initiative aims to provide guidance documentation, industry business cases, and an implementation roadmap

Results of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Global Passenger Survey (GPS), published in October 2018, showed that 45% of passengers would choose biometric ID as a replacement for their passport if it enables a seamless journey through the airport.

ID management using biometric technology is not new. It has been widely applied across different industries, particularly where complex procedures are often required, such as finance and travel. According to a survey in 2017 by the Visa Group, 86% of United States consumers are interested in using biometrics to verify identity or to make payments.

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