The Digi Yatra paperless check-in and boarding service will soon be available in four more airports in India: Kolkata, Pune, Vijayawada, and Hyderabad. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has announced that the project is underway, with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) tasked with implementing the Biometric Boarding System at these airports.
Digi Yatra, which was launched in December last year, is a biometric boarding system using facial recognition technology (FRT) that is currently available in three airports: Delhi, Bengaluru, and Varanasi. The app, which is a voluntary facility for air travelers, allows passengers to eliminate the need for manual ticket and ID verification at multiple touchpoints, providing a hassle-free travel experience.
According to reports, the Digi Yatra process does not centrally store passengers’ personally identifiable information (PII). Instead, all passenger data is stored and encrypted on the passenger’s smartphone, which is shared temporarily with the airport of travel origin to validate the Digi Yatra ID. The data is deleted from the system within 24 hours after the flight.
The expansion of the paperless check-in and boarding service via app to four more airports in India is a significant step forward in providing a seamless and hassle-free travel experience for air travelers.