Akasa Air introduces facial recognition at 9 airports, expands to 21 cities

The DigiYatra service provides a fully biometric-based self-boarding solution, ensuring a seamless travel experience. Travellers can register their ID and biometric data, along with flight details, on the DigiYatra app before entering the terminal.

Akasa Air, backed by the Rakesh Jhunjhunwala group, has launched Digi Yatra’s facial recognition system across nine major airports in India. Passengers can now save time and bypass queues at airports in Bengaluru, New Delhi, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Kolkata, and Pune.

The DigiYatra service provides a fully biometric-based self-boarding solution, ensuring a seamless travel experience. Travellers can register their ID and biometric data, along with flight details, on the DigiYatra app before entering the terminal. State-of-the-art biometric technology then authenticates and verifies passengers’ identities as they move through the airport, prioritizing safety and security.

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To enroll for DigiYatra, passengers should follow these steps:

1. Download the DigiYatra App from the Android or Apple store and register using their Aadhaar-linked mobile number.
2. Link their Aadhaar through Digi Locker, ensuring prior registration.
3. Ensure that the name on their Aadhaar matches the name used for flight booking.
4. Take a clear selfie, verify it with Aadhaar, and save the credentials.
5. Add their boarding pass to the DigiYatra App at least 24 hours before the flight and await confirmation.

Akasa Air serves 21 cities including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Lucknow, Goa, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Bagdogra, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Port Blair, Ayodhya, Gwalior, Srinagar, and Doha (Qatar).