Tijuana’s airport could be the first to operate with facial recognition in Mexico

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Published: 2019-03-14

TIJUANA – This could be the year in which the Tijuana International Airport becomes the first in Mexico to operate with facial recognition.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), which operates said airport, and SITA, the technology company for these hubs, are working together to undertake a pilot program so that the check-in on flights departing from Mexico can be carried out with facial recognition, said Uriel Torres, general director of SITA for Mexico and Central America.

The idea is that this biometric technology also works at the crossing of the binational bridge between San Diego and Tijuana’s airport, Torres added.

In order to make facial recognition a reality at this airport, where at least 7 million passengers traveled last year, the first step is to capture the photographs of travelers so as to create a solid database.

Source: Frontera.Info