The implementation of biometrics is due to start at Bahrain International Airport, the latest in a succession of airports worldwide to onboard faster and more secure passenger experiences.

The programme is set to get underway after leading IT provider, SITA, was awarded the contract and signed an agreement with the Bahrain Airport Company to introduce new systems at BIA.

The airport’s travel innovation efforts centre around enabling passengers to use their faces as boarding passes to eliminate cumbersome security document procedures and upgrade biometric entry-exit efforts.

The partnership was confirmed during the second day of the Bahrain International Airshow 2022 with BAC Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Yousif AlBinfalah.

Celebrating the announcement, BAC CEO Mohamed AlBinfalah said: “BIA is the most technologically advanced, efficient, and sustainable boutique airport in the Middle East. Its state-of-the-art ICT systems and infrastructure are designed to enhance efficiency, improve security, and meet passengers’ growing expectations for a more seamless airport experience. Introducing this new biometric solution will further enhance the passenger experience, enabling travellers to pass through checkpoints faster and with less staff involvement, while ensuring every passenger who boards is who they say they are, with no room for human error”.