South Korean airports to adopt biometrics authentication system for domestic flights

South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said today that Gimpo International Airport and Jeju International Airport will adopt biometrics authentication systems next week, allowing local passengers to travel without identification cards.

South Korean passengers will be able to take domestic flights after going through a biometrics identity confirmation process, which includes palm vein scanning and fingerprinting. South Koreans aged 14 or older can use the service after prior registration with their identification cards at the airports, the ministry said.

The ministry is planning to expand the service to airports in Gimhae, Daegu and Cheongju by the end of this year. It is also considering implementing the system at Incheon International Airport, the country’s main gateway, which is located west of Seoul.

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