IATA's One ID program will facilitate end-to-end identity management

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This year will see significant steps taken in implementing One ID technology, IATA has said.

IATA’s latest Global Passenger Survey revealed that 64% of passengers would like to use a single biometric travel token for all travel transactions.

“One ID will make this a reality,” says Nick Careen, Senior Vice President, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security, IATA.

Using biometric recognition technology, One ID will facilitate end-to-end identity management, from booking, through departure and arrival, to the return journey.

The concept will be refined, guidance materials produced, and a template trust framework developed

Passenger data will be collected, assessed and identity confirmed as early as possible in the booking process.

A key focus in 2018 will be to establish a framework that gains the trust of the multitude of stakeholders involved in the travel process.

This includes customs, border control, airports, airlines and suppliers.

“The One ID concept will be refined, initial guidance materials will be produced, and a template trust framework will be developed,” added Careen.