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Carrasco International Airport has kicked off (26th October 2018) self-service biometric boarding. For the first time in Latin America, LATAM Airline passengers have boarded the plane without having to show their passport or boarding pass. A simple face scan was enough to have them securely boarded in just a few seconds.
Montevideo Carrasco International Airport is the first to become a fully digital airport in Latin America, with curb to gate biometric journey already in operation.
Carrasco International Airport was the first of 50 airports operated by Corporación America to adopt the contactless biometric platform. Last Friday, Corporación America and Vision-Box have signed an exclusive partnership agreement to bring seamless travel technologies to other commercial airports of the network.
Since 2016, the Easy Airport program has been successfully offering passengers biometric Border Control. Carrasco International is now extending the use of biometric technology to all remaining passenger interaction stages. The goal is to accelerate traveler flow processing and offer a frictionless journey to the airport guests, where presenting travel documents is a thing of the past.
16 biometric self-boarding gates are just an additional piece of the expansion planned for Easy Airport. The program is devised to transform Carrasco Airport into a fully end-to-end contactless experience, where your face is your passport.
Diego Arrosa, CEO at Puerta del Sur S.A. (concessionary of the Carrasco International Airport and a division of Corporación America) shared their goal: “We seek to transform the Carrasco Airport into a beacon of innovation in Latin America. For that we have signed agreements with the main technology providers.”
He added: “When all the phases of the Easy Airport program are completed, the positioning of the Carrasco Airport will be one of the most advanced terminals in the region in the use of self-service technology and biometrics for the management of passenger flows.”
The official inauguration of this Easy Airport milestone happened in the presence of Eduardo Bonomi (Minister of Interior), Jorge Menéndez (Minister of National Defense), Martín Eurnekián (CEO of Corporación América Airports), Diego Arrosa (CEO of Corporación América Uruguay), Miguel Leitmann (CEO of Vision Box), Javier Macías (General Manager at LATAM Airlines), Ricardo Cerri (CTO at Corporación América Uruguay).
ble impact on travel and build the foundations to transform the passenger lifestyle.”
Carrasco International Airport - 1st fully digital airport in Latin America