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The International Air Transport Association is a trade association of the world’s airlines founded in 1945. IATA represents and serves airlines with advocacy and global standards for safety, security, efficiency and more.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Biometrics News


IATA says airports unprepared for EES

Dozens of airports across Europe are unprepared for the European Union’s upcoming biometric travel registration scheme, the Entry-Exit System (EES),…

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…

Jan 23, 2023

Travel industry groups happy with delays for EU border biometric plan

Travel industry associations are cheering a second postponement for the EU’s biometric Entry/Exit System (EES) for border control. The latest…

Dec 7, 2022

Biometric standards for air travel released

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has unveiled standards to facilitate international air travel using digital IDs and biometrics. The…

Nov 23, 2022

Digital ID and wallets projects broaden their impacts

Digital identification and related software are growing slowly in specific situations – the development of U.S. state driver’s licenses is…

Nov 11, 2022

Airport biometrics get an A from travelers, CBP gets an award and rollouts continue

Biometrics in airports are getting a favorable review by 88 percent of travelers, according to the 2022 Global Passenger Survey…

Sep 13, 2022

IDnow joins IATA accelerator program

Identity proofing platform IDnow has announced its participation in the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Accelerate@IATA 2022 accelerator program. The…

Sep 7, 2022

Many eyes on digital ID credentials for travel. Now about the standards…

Digital identity programs are being mulled or rolled out internationally for air travel. It is good news in terms of…

Apr 13, 2022

Aviation pins hopes on digital identity, super apps, biometrics to turn around revenues

The aviation sector took a significant hit throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As it struggles to recover, different elements are looking…

Jan 12, 2022

Businesses’ desire to store less digital identity data stokes travel’s SSI brushfire

The potential use cases for self-sovereign identity to transform the travel industry are almost limitless, particularly with the impending arrival…

Dec 16, 2021

Idemia brings biometrics to Barcelona airport via Aena partnership

Idemia has entered a new partnership with Spanish airport operator Aena to deploy its biometric technology at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El…

Dec 13, 2021

WHO, IATA, CommonCheck, EU jostle for digital health passes, guidance to get world moving

Representatives from travel, intergovernmental organizations and a non-profit discuss the issues facing the standardization and interoperability of health passes around…

Nov 24, 2021

Airports deploy biometric gates and travel apps to streamline passenger, staff checks

Attendees of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) recent Ground Handling Conference were urged to use biometrics and consumer apps…

Nov 9, 2021

Document-free checks launch at Vienna Airport with NEC biometrics

Airports in Vienna and Jakarta are deploying face biometrics to make passenger processes contactless and document-free, with NEC supplying the…

Aug 30, 2021

IATA endorses EU COVID certificate for global digital health pass standard

Europe’s Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) is being held up as a potential global standard for digital health passes by the…

Jul 1, 2021

US domestic air travel recovering, biometrics and health passes needed for international rebound

U.S. domestic air travel was approaching 2 million passengers per day, roughly in line with 2019 levels, even before the…

May 7, 2021

G20 health pass guidelines urging biometrics investment welcomed by IATA

Guidance and advice for the aviation industry from G20 and Jumio, as it begins its recovery from a near-complete shutdown,…

Apr 26, 2021

Progress on digital health passes prompt EU plan to open to US travelers

The European Union (EU) is planning to ease restrictions on travel into the bloc beginning this summer for United States…

Apr 14, 2021

Rollout of biometrics-backed health passes for travel recovery continues

Biometric systems for managing COVID-19 immunity and vaccination status are being launched and trialed around the world, and common through-lines…

Apr 13, 2021

Support for digital health passes high among consumers, government response mixed

Health passes and the connection they should have to digital identities are being considered by businesses and governments, but also…

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Industry Insights


COVID-19 and the lasting shift to contactless ID verification

By Alex Andrade-Walz, Director of Marketing at Evernym. The process of proving one’s identity in a physical context almost always…

Brand Focus: The International Air Transport Association (IATA)


Idemia brings government experience to accelerating airport biometrics deployments

In the rapidly evolving airports and borders space, all stakeholders have become convinced of the value of biometrics to balance…

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