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DFW Airport Commitment to Biometric Technology Continues to Grow

News Image DFW AIRPORT, Texas – October 16, 2020 – Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport’s focus on finding innovative ways to provide a “Clean. Safe. Ready.” environment includes a continued commitment to biometric technology. Among the initiatives is a recent pilot at the Airport that leverages a first-of-its-kind application of a facial recognition technology in the United States.

As part of a partnership that includes SITA, a leading technology provider for the air transport industry, a self-service bag drop pilot at DFW Airport is the first in the U.S. to employ CBP’s Traveler Verification System. Beyond safety and efficiency benefits, the SITA Smart Path Bag Drop provides a glimpse of the kinds of automation that will provide travelers more control, faster processing and a seamless, touchless experience.

“Right now – to earn and ensure customer confidence – airports need to be a leader in finding and nurturing innovative technology that delivers a secure, efficient, contactless experience,” said Paul Puopolo, executive vice president of innovation for DFW Airport. “DFW Airport is a place that embraces that commitment and is working to pioneer new ideas and new technologies to earn and maintain traveler trust. This pilot is an example of our commitment to work with partners and forge a path to the frictionless experience and meet the traveler’s evolving expectations.”

Learn more about efforts to ensure the “Clean. Safe. Ready.” experience at DFW Airport at this link.

About Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport warmly welcomed more than 75 million customers in 2019, making it one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world. Centered between owner cities Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major job generator for the North Texas region by connecting people through business and leisure travel. For more information, visit the DFW website or download the DFW Mobile App for iOS and Android devices.

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