EASIER inaugurates biometric boarding gates at LAX

EASIER inaugurates its biometric SkyLanes in the new West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

As part of the Los Angeles International Airport modernization plan, the management of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and EASIER signed on November 7, 2019, a contract for the installation and operation of SkyLane automated biometric boarding, for a period of 3 years.

Following the implementation of protection measures defined by the U.S. Congress, EASIER, in partnership with IDEMIA (world leader in digital identity solutions), deployed SkyLanes with a facial recognition system to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) manage border control and increase air passengers’ security.

This technology, efficient and convenient for passengers, allows their boarding in one step without having to show a boarding pass or a passport.

Airlines, airport and EASIER do not keep any private passenger information and biometric matching is done by CBP in the cloud.

U.S. citizens have the option of opting out of the facial image capture and may be processed by airline agents with a passport and boarding pass.

The SkyLane is EASIER’s latest generation of automated doors for access control and boarding.

Equipped with a secure entrance passage with swing doors and a patented unicity detection system, the SkyLane guarantees precise passenger tracking and a very high level of security by preventing unauthorized boarding.

Enabling continuous improvement of the airport passenger journey, EASIER has deployed 52 SkyLanes in the new Bradley West Gates and 24 SkyLanes in the existing gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Under the contract, a total of 128 SkyLanes will be deployed with possible expansions in other terminals.

“We are delighted to be supporting LAWA, U.S. Customs and more than 50 airlines in accomplishing their goal of helping passengers travel safely.” explains Ludovic Libeski, managing director of EASIER.

“Faced with an unprecedented health crisis, EASIER teams have mobilized to successfully ensure this large-scale deployment at the largest O&D (Origin & Destination) airport in the United States and to improve the passenger experience.”