SINGAPORE, Nov. 25 (Xinhuanet) -- The world's first fully automated check-in
and immigration clearance system that uses biometric recognition technology has
been on trial at Singapore Changi Airport since Nov. 1.
According to a statement jointly issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of
Singapore (CAAS), Singapore Airlines (SIA) and the Immigration and Checkpoints
Authority (ICA) on Thursday, the system will enable travelers to go through
check-in, security check and immigration processes at one spot in less than two
To use the Fully Automated Seamless Travel (FAST) system, travelers will
get a card containing a microchip that has capturedhis facial features and
fingerprint details, and clear all the necessary procedures from a user-friendly
The statement said that the FAST system will also help enhance checkpoint
security and service with the application of new technology.
About 9,000 frequent travelers on the Singapore Airlines Kris Flyer program
will be selected for the trial, which will last for six months. Enditem