Sec­ond smart tun­nel at Dubai air­port by 2019

2,000 pas­sen­gers used pilot phase of ser­vice launched in Oc­to­ber

Gulf News - - Nation - BY ALI AL SHOUK Staff Re­porter

In a ma­jor step to speed up pas­sen­ger flow at Dubai Air­ports, a sec­ond smart tun­nel will en­able trav­ellers to com­plete pass­port con­trol pro­ce­dures in a few sec­onds.

Launched by Gen­eral Direc­torate of Res­i­dence and For­eign­ers Af­fairs in Dubai (GDRFA) at Ter­mi­nal 3 in Oc­to­ber, the pilot phase of the new ser­vice gave pas­sen­gers hold­ing first and busi­ness class tick­ets a more ef­fi­cient pass­port con­trol ex­pe­ri­ence at de­par­ture.

Bri­gadier Talal Ah­mad Al Shan­qiti, as­sis­tant di­rec­tor­gen­eral of Air­port Pass­port Sec­tor in GDRFA-Dubai, said that they will have a sec­ond smart tun­nel at Ter­mi­nal 3 very soon.

He said 2,000 pas­sen­gers used the smart tun­nel so far in the de­par­tures lounge.

Walk through

Trav­ellers can walk through the bio­met­ric recog­ni­tion sys­tem with­out hav­ing their pass­ports stamped thanks to the Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence equipped tun­nel which in­cludes all the data of pas­sen­gers.

Trav­ellers, how­ever, must take their pass­port with them when they pass through the tun­nel the first time to al­low the sys­tem to cap­ture nec­es­sary data for later use.

Cour­tesy: GDRFA

A pas­sen­ger walks through the smart tun­nel at Dubai air­port.

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