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New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport Terminal One Group and Vision-Box have signed a cooperation agreement to modernize passenger processing and roll out one of the largest biometric boarding airport platforms in the USA. Passengers will board without needing to show their passports or boarding passes.

The upcoming transformation of the airport envisions the creation of modern facilities and infrastructure to accommodate significant growth, and to offer an outstanding world-class experience to customers. Terminal One is the home of 26 international carriers including Lufthansa, Air France, Japan Airlines, Korean Airlines and, which comprise the Terminal One Group Association (TOGA), terminal owners and leaders of the massive transformation program.


JFK Airport and TOGA have taken a visionary approach to passenger experience, welcoming the adoption of a seamless biometric-based passenger management platform as a strategic long-term growth pillar.


The cooperation agreement has been signed with Vision-Box. A self-service biometric boarding solution will be implemented in Terminal 1 to offer a more convenient, faster boarding process. International Travelers will be allowed to board their aircraft in just a few seconds using biometric eGates, which will recognize them by their face. The platform will match the live faces with previously enrolled and stored ones. No need to present their passport or boarding pass at the gate.

TOGA Executive Director Steve Rowland was enthusiastic about the development with the very experienced partners at Vision-Box. He said:


After taking part in the Los Angeles Airport proof of concept, Lufthansa has reconfirmed their support to seamless travel. Having been instrumental in the cooperation process so far, the airline will be the first to use the technology at JFK Terminal One, their largest USA operation.