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Iberia launches biometric trial in Madrid

Iberia has unveiled a facial recognition pilot at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport.

Partnering with the Spanish airports authority, Aena, as well as IECISA, Gunnebo and Thales, the flag-carrier aims to improve the customer experience at the airport by enabling customers to identify themselves at security control and boarding gates.

Passengers will use their biometric profile, eliminating the need to show travel documents.

The new system will be tested during a period lasting between six and twelve months with Iberia passengers bound for Asturias or Brussels, both destinations served with up to five daily Iberia flights.