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New smart gate technology has been introduced at Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) airports in Brazil.

The new technology, supplied by SITA, provides passengers with automated entry to the security checking area with a simple scan of their boarding pass.

SITA claims this will reduce queues and make the process four times as efficient.

Andreea Pal, CEO of airport operator, Fraport Brasil, says: “A significant part of our remit is to invest in infrastructure to transform the passenger experience and make operations highly efficient at these two airports.

“To do that, we need to provide automation at as many touchpoints as possible, which is why we have installed these gates that read barcoded boarding passes.”

Fraport Brasil has implemented a total of 26 SITA self-service gates: 14 at Fortaleza Airport (FOR) and 12 at Porto Alegre Airport (POA).

Pal adds: “We selected SITA because we know that using their technology allows us to process four times as many passengers to accessthe security checkpoint. This will significantly improve the passenger experience.”

SITA’s solution enables secure checks against the airport systems and manages the integration of third-party hardware and its software with the existing airport IT infrastructure.

Elbson Quadros, SITA’s vice president, Latin America, comments: “There is absolutely no question that passengers want automation because it makes their journey through the airport much smoother.

“And because it takes away the need for manual checks at every stage of the journey, it is both more accurate and makes more efficient use of the airport’s resources, from staff to real estate.”

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