IATA plans to remove ticket and passport condition at airports
The initiative “ready to fly” procedure is to be introduced at airports in the future.
Dubai ( UAE News Updates – Maham )
To make travel an easy process, International Air Transport Association (IATA) has designed new standards to develop industry travel policies.
They are planning to digitize the whole experience of passengers at the airport by introducing contactless and bio-metric processes.
However, this procedure is already live at some airports. Such as, the boarding pass is linked with a bio-metric identifier and there is no need for paper documentation. But in some cases, there is still a requirement to prove the permissibility at boarding gates or check-ins.
This new procedure will make travelers hassle-free from all documentation processes and digitally prove their acceptability for an international journey.
There will be a ”one ID” system that will permit the passengers to digitally get all the required authorization from the government before traveling to their destination.
The “ok to fly” status shared with the airline will let the passengers be free from all document checks at the airport.
The IATA’s Senior Vice-President for Operations, Safety, and Security, Nick Careen said:
“Since passengers want to make their travel journey simpler, we are ready to take some major steps for allowing the passengers to prove their permissibility to their airline before traveling at the airport.”
The result of the IATA passenger survey showed that 83% of travelers are ready to share their immigration information.
We are confident regarding the success of this option in the future. The airlines and government will also be able to get benefit from it. The resourcing requirements and identification of permissibility issues will get improved before the passenger’s arrival at the airport.
Data Security in “OK to Fly” system
The guarantee for the data security of passengers is there. The new system ensures data protection. Passengers can control their own data. Only the credentials will be shared with the designated person.