(Yicai Global) Sept. 20 -- China Eastern Airlines aims to become the world's first aviation firm that doesn't check passports but uses facial recognition from ticket purchase to boarding at the upcoming Beijing Daxing International Airport, set for opening at the end of this month.
Domestic route passengers may pick up their tickets and baggage tags, and go through security by just using facial recognition, the Beijing News reported. Staff will use augmented reality glasses to verify people's identities. Those that wish to participate need to register first at check-in kiosks or via the airline's mobile application.
The system is powered by fifth-generation wireless networks. The Shanghai-based firm will use it to inform passengers about their departure gates, timing, weather, and other travel-related details. The airline will also provide its clients with electronic luggage tags so that passengers use the app to track their luggage.
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