Use of chip-based ID cards for fast check-in for domestic flights to be piloted
PSNews - The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) and the National Population Data Center under the Ministry of Public Security will pilot use of chip-based ID cards for fast check-in for some domestic flights may begin from April next year.
Accordingly, the application of this technology is essential as it will help reduce the risk of using forged papers and overloading at check-in counters at airports while making it more convenient for passengers.
All stored information is kept confidential and secured by the Government Cipher Committee.
The pilot scheme is expected to be applied for a number of domestic flights for six months before a final decision is made, the CAAV said.
The scheme will be carried out at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport. In particular, there will be an exclusive lane in the check-in and security control areas for passengers using chip-based ID cards, where devices using facial recognition screening technology will be used to verify the identity of passengers instead of airport staff.
Earlier, the National Population Data Center announced a new pilot plan to replace ATM cards with e-ID cards issued by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS). The new form of cash withdrawal is expected to be expanded throughout the banking system in the near future.
According to the Police Department for Administrative Management of Social Order under the Ministry of Public Security, the use of chip-based ID cards will help minimize the risks of card forgery and ensure safety in financial transactions.