The Star Alliance biometric recognition system is being implemented at iGA Istanbul Airport, which enable frictionless travel through key security touchpoints.

The Star Alliance is a collective union of global airlines formed back in 1997 that has 26 members, including Turkish Airlines – the parter on this tender to install the best-in-class biometric scanning equipment.

The Star Alliance technology is deployed in Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Vienna airports, surviving modern laws on mask-wearing which became mandatory during the height of the pandemic. The face biometric capability is able to accurately detect a full facial image of traveller while wearing a mask.

Miles & More service users are eligible to take advantage of the smoother travel experience which Star Alliance biometrics will provide.

Turkish Airlines has been particularly receptacle to using the biometrics access system and streamlining touchless travel for its frequent flyers.

In the Star Alliance, Miles&Smiles members can register 24 hours before departure to benefit from contactless travel at all participating airports or on relevant airlines, however have total freedom over which can use their personal data.