Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADIA) has become the first in the region to successfully introduce an automated Traveler Document Authentication System (TDAS).
The new technology, developed by SITA is now in place in Terminals 1 and 3.
Using SITA’s Airport iValidate technology, the system automatically verifies mobile, home-printed, and original boarding passes, before passport control. This helps improve security and reduce waiting times for passengers. The new system has been introduced in four security lanes, and comprises of automatic gates activated by both handheld and static boarding pass scanners.
Eng Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer, Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “We are confident that with this new system in place, speed at which passengers move through the airport will increase. We are working on a number of initiatives in and around the airport which will make travelers’ journeys even easier.”
The new document authentication system ensures passengers are at the correct terminal and security checkpoint when they scan the barcode on boarding passes.