By 2025, Star Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world, hopes that half of its 26 members will be using biometrics. Reduced wait times at the lounges, luggage drop, departure gates, and airport security are the aim.
Although it is not mandatory, it is consistent with private sector initiatives to verify identification in designated lanes before security checks. Due to varying privacy laws and the lack of technological proficiency in some nations, the usage of biometrics in travel differs by area.
One biometric token that allows travelers to pass through all checkpoints will be used by 38% of airports, up from 3% a year earlier. E-passports, which were introduced in 2004 and feature secure chips with passengers’ photographs, are presently issued by almost 80% of ICAO member states.