In the near future, air transport passengers will be able to arrive at airports ready to fly, eliminating controls through the digitization of admissibility, which airlines are working on together with the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The implementation of new systems, some of which are already being implemented in different airports around the world, will allow travelers to digitally achieve admissibility to an international destination, avoiding presenting themselves at the check-in counter or at the boarding gate. for document verification.
Programs are already in use that allow travelers to go through airport processes such as boarding without presenting paper documentation because their boarding pass is linked to a biometric identifier
According to what was told during a meeting of specialized journalists, including Télam and which is being held at the IATA offices in Geneva, Switzerland, programs are already being used at various airports that allow travelers to go through airport processes such as boarding without presenting paper documentation because your boarding pass is linked to a biometric identifier.
But in many cases, travelers will still need to prove their admissibility at an airline check-in counter, or at the boarding gate, with physical proof of paper documentation, such as passports, visas, and health credentials, for example.
The Digitization of Admissibility standard will advance by realizing One ID, with a mechanism for passengers to digitally obtain all necessary pre-travel authorizations directly from control agencies, prior to boarding.
By sharing the “OK to Fly” status with their airline, travelers can bypass all document checks at the airport.
In Argentina, American Airlines, for example, has an application called Verifly, in which data related to the Visa and identity are dumped, in such a way that the verification process is expedited at the counter, since the company previously has with all the necessary elements for the shipment authorization.
“Passengers want technology to simplify travel. The recent IATA Global Passengers survey found that 83% of travelers are willing to share immigration information for expedited processing.”Nick Careen
“Passengers want technology to simplify travel. By allowing passengers to prove their eligibility to their airline before arriving at the airport, we are taking a big step forward. The recent IATA Global Passengers survey found that 83% of travelers are willing to share immigration information for expedited processing,” said Nick Careen, IATA senior vice president of operations, safety and security.
He added that “that is why we are confident that this will be a popular option for travelers when it is implemented. And there is also a good incentive for airlines and governments with improved data quality, optimized resource requirements, and identification of eligibility issues before passengers arrive at the airport.”
What travelers will be able to do in the future is create a verified digital identity using their airline’s app on their smartphone, and then, using their digital identity, they can submit proof of all required documentation to destination authorities prior to travel. .
This will give them a digital ‘admissibility approval’ on their digital ID/Passport app, giving them confirmation from their airline that everything is in order and they can proceed to the airport.
New standards have been developed to protect passenger data and ensure that travel remains accessible to all. Passengers remain in control of their data and only credentials (verified approvals, not the data behind them) are shared between peers (no intermediaries).
This is interoperable with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, including those for the digital travel credential, and manual processing options will remain so that travelers can opt out of digital admissibility processing.