SouthKorean airports to adopt biometrics system for domestic flightsStaff Writer | January 22, 2018
Two South Korean airports will adopt biometrics authentication systems next week, allowing local passengers to travel without identification cards.
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South Koreans aged 14 or older can use the service after prior registration with their identification cards at the airports, the ministry said.
"The new system will reduce errors that occurred when visually inspecting passengers' identifications and cut the amount of time spent on the check-in process," a ministry official said.
The ministry is planning to expand the service to other local airports, in Gimhae, Daegu and Cheongju, by the end of this year.
It is also in talks with other relevant governmental bodies over implementing the system at Incheon International Airport, the country's main gateway, which is located west of Seoul. ■