Aadhaar-Based Paperless Air Travel Soon To Be A Reality In India: Reports

JAIPUR:  Even as Aadhaar’s credibility is being debated, paperless travel could soon become a reality, according to an aviation expert.

“Our research shows that 70 per cent of passengers in India said they would definitely use biometrics if given the option, removing the need to show a passport or boarding card at key points at airports,” Maneesh Jaikrishna, Vice President — Indian Subcontinet, Eastern and Southern Africa — for SITA told IANS in an interview in Jaipur. He said this was well above the global average of 57 per cent.

Leveraging India’s national Aadhaar biometric identity system, together with SITA’s Smart Path technology, would be able to provide secure and efficient journey through the airports, he added. SITA is IT and communications service provider for air transport.

Maneesh Jaikrishna had announced at the recent Air Transport IT Summit in Jaipur that paperless travel would be a reality in India soon.

At the Air Transport IT Summit 2018, SITA had announced that MIHAN (Multimodal International Hub Airport, Nagpur) would be deploying SITA’s technology like Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE) and Common Use Self Service (CUSS) to allow any airline to use any agent desk, gate position or self-service kiosk for passenger check-in and bag drop. It will also deploy the baggage tracking solution.

SITA will also extend its technology for better baggage handling to 15 other airports under AAI including Trivandrum, Chennai, Kolkata, Goa, Lucknow, Jaipur, Amritsar, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad.

Source by:- ndtv