Lyon-Saint Exupéry: border controls five times faster thanks to automated border control checkpoints 19 December 2018

Monday, 17 December: Ten automated border control checkpoints using facial recognition technology – called PARAFE gates – were inaugurated at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport today. The system will take the number of nationalities eligible to use the new equipment to 32, speed up passport reading and reduce the number of screening failures, for a more comfortable […]

Monday, 17 December: Ten automated border control checkpoints using facial recognition technology – called PARAFE gates – were inaugurated at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport today. The system will take the number of nationalities eligible to use the new equipment to 32, speed up passport reading and reduce the number of screening failures, for a more comfortable passenger experience.

Another 10 automated gates will be installed in the first quarter of 2019 for Departures and Arrivals in Terminal 1, which caters for low-cost flights. Deployment of these 20 facial-recognition checkpoints will cut control times by a factor of five and will benefit passengers on 80% of the flights passing through Lyon airport. Installation of this equipment is the fruit of close collaboration between Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport and French Interior Ministry services.

Reducing wait times and offering smoother passenger flows are among VINCI Airports' priorities in its quest for continuous progress in quality of service. To this end, VINCI Airports strives to roll out infrastructure and services tailored to the specific needs of each of the airports in its network.