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SITA is a leading global provider of solutions tailored for airlines, aircraft, and border management. Our mission is to empower the air transport industry with cutting-edge technology and seamless solutions. We strive to enhance the passenger experience, streamline airline operations, and contribute to the overall efficiency and security of global air travel.

SITA has been at the forefront of Borders technology for more than 25 years; we work with over 400 air transport industry members and help over 200 countries enhance the security and processing of billions of travelers who transit, enter, and exit their borders every year. Our international presence reflects our commitment to fostering collaboration and connectivity in the ever-evolving landscape of air transportation.

With over 2,500 customers, SITA remains 100% dedicated to shaping the next era of air transportation.

SITA Biometrics News


Air travel industry’s investment in biometrics and AI keeps climbing

Biometrics are among the top priorities for airports and airlines, who are spending more money than ever on IT upgrades…

Dec 15, 2023

Biometrics and mDLs deployed to streamline air traffic during the holiday season

In the U.S., digital IDs are expected to help streamline traffic during airlines’ busiest season, and the New Terminal One…

Dec 8, 2023

Fingerprint Cards appoints CRO, ProofID names 2 regional CEOs

Fingerprint Cards AB and ProofID have announced hires for leadership roles. Biocatch and MSite have named new members of their…

Dec 7, 2023

Airport biometrics gains for SITA, Idemia but hit setback in Pakistan

Airports in South Africa and Abu Dhabi are advancing plans for biometrics in airports in collaboration with Idemia and SITA,…

Nov 17, 2023

New SITA airport biometrics installation, Vision-Box platform announced

A new biometric corridor for airports has been introduced by Vision-Box, and Aruba is taking the next step in a…

Nov 9, 2023

Clear upgrade prioritizes face biometrics as airports continue to streamline travel

Clear will upgrade its members to NextGen Identity+ while SITA streamlines additional travel checkpoints with biometrics. American border patrol is…

Nov 3, 2023

Airports biometric check-ins grow as US eyes security check adoption

Convenience is motivating people to use biometric identification at airports in the U.S., aviation industry leaders said in a webinar…

Oct 27, 2023

Airport biometrics see more trials with IATA, Frankfurt introduces face recognition check-in

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its partners have tested mobile phone-based digital travel identity supported by biometric technology…

Sep 19, 2023

Singapore, Dubai, Aruba airports embrace biometrics for passport-free traveler clearance

Among applications of biometrics likely to bring the majority of people on board with their widespread use, a less painful…

Jul 28, 2023

SITA and Indicio join forces to improve digital travel credential technology

SITA has announced an agreement with Indicio, which specializes in open-source verifiable data technology and trusted digital ecosystems, to accelerate…

Jul 11, 2023

Airports upgrade IT systems to pave way for biometrics

Upgrades to the passenger processing systems of airports across India by SITA and Materna will make future deployments of biometrics…

Jun 16, 2023

New biometric bag drop deployments by Spirit Airlines and Amadeus, partnership for SITA

United States-based Spirit Airlines has brought its self-bag drop with biometric photo-matching technology to Orlando International Airport (MCO). The devices…

May 3, 2023

Paravision COO appointed to US Commerce Department AI advisory committee

Paravision President and Chief Operating Officer Benji Hutchinson has been appointed to the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIC), Subcommittee…

Apr 6, 2023

Airports in 4 countries deploy biometrics, digitize to streamline operations

Biometric projects in the U.S., Vietnam, Kazakhstan and India are pushing the boundaries for digital ID verification and authentication. The…

Mar 17, 2023

Partnerships for Pangiam, SITA and Embross to ease travel processes

Several technology companies across North America, Europe and Asia have released new biometric software or hardware tools or entered partnerships…

Mar 14, 2023

SITA partners on ‘vertiport’ digital infrastructure, ponies up to build market

Technology-enabled architecture may transform the airports of tomorrow. Volocopter, a provider of urban air mobility services, and SITA, an aviation…

Mar 8, 2023

Rebounding air passenger numbers drive biometric gate and digital ID app expansions

Biometric e-gates at airports have been deployed at 250 airports in 100 countries around the world, according to the latest…

Feb 22, 2023

Air Canada launches face biometrics for passenger ID

Air Canada, Canada’s largest airline, has become the first airline in the country to offer customers facial recognition technology for…

Feb 20, 2023

Biometrics systems in airports warming with the weather

Spring is approaching in the Northern Hemisphere and thoughts are turning to something resembling a normal travel season. In fact,…

Feb 10, 2023

No single direction for global air travel biometrics. Some in US just want to stop

Far from being a tsunami, the faces-as-passport movement nonetheless is raising waves in developed and undeveloped economies globally. Not all…

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The role of electronic travel authorizations

Transforming your visa operations is the first step towards seamless, digital journeys that generates growth in travel and tourism. As…

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