It is not difficult to see why airports and airlines would embrace this technology so enthusiastically. It will improve security oversight and elevate the passenger’s travel experience while speeding up passenger processing and reducing the resources needed to manage the travel journey.
Looking further into the future, Renaud Irminger, Director of SITA Lab, sees this technology developing even further. “For us the ultimate goal is to have the single identity token permanently and securely stored on your phone and you simply swipe your device at each step of the way at any airport in the world,” says Irminger.
“There is still a lot of work to be done in agreeing the global standards and security protocols needed to use the mobile application across all airports but clearly this is the next step.”
While the full potential of single token travel will continue to evolve over the next few years, SITA Smart Path™ puts a truly walkthrough experience within reach of airports sooner than expected.