|Pilot use of chip-based ID cards for fast check-in for some domestic flights may begin from April next year, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV). (Photo: VNA)
The pilot scheme is expected to be applied for a number of domestic flights for six months before a final decision is made, the CAAV said.
The scheme will be carried out at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport. Accordingly, there will be an exclusive lane in the check-in and security control areas for passengers using chip-based ID cards, where devices using facial recognition screening technology will be used to verify the identity of passengers instead of airport staff.
According to CAAV, the application of this technology is essential as it will help reduce the risk of using forged papers and overloading at check-in counters at airports while making it more convenient for passengers.