Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has successfully rolled out Digi Yatra biometric boarding process, starting with one flight of the full-service carrier Vistara. Passengers boarding Vistara flight UK864 from Bengaluru to Mumbai will be the first group of flyers to avail the facility. Other Vistara flights will be integrated with Digi Yatra by the end of October.
“Kempegowda International Airport on June 22 has successfully launched the fully biometric-based self-boarding solution for a seamless flow from registration to boarding,” Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) said. BIAL ensured that the system of Digi Yatra has the highest international standards of data security and respects passenger privacy.
Digi Yatra reduces the paperwork involved in air travel. The passengers will be automatically processed based on facial recognition system at checkpoints like entry point check, the entry into security check, and aircraft boarding. This avoids identity check at multiple points, saving time and effort.
How to Enroll in Digi Yatra
To avail Digi Yatra facility, the flyer has to first enrol in the central system by creating a Digi Yatra ID using email ID, mobile number and a valid identity document (Aadhar card, Driving license, etc.). The passenger can quote this ID during ticket booking. The airline will pass the Digi Yatra ID to the departure airport.
For the first travel, the passenger has to go to the registration kiosk at the departure airport and validate the ID. Aadhar card can be approved online, but for other identities, a CISF personnel will manually verify. On successful verification of the photo, the passenger will be added to the Digi Yatra profile in the central system.
From the next visit to the airport, passenger can scan his boarding pass or e-ticket at the entry point of the e-gate. The system will automatically validate the details during this scanning and Digi Yatra ID will verify the passenger identify through facial recognition. On successful verification of ticket and the identity, e-gate will open. Subsequently, the passenger can gain entry at other check-points through similar e-gates.