Posted by : Aahil Shaik Thursday, April 4, 2024

King Khalid International Airport launches e-Gates at its two Terminals

The first phase of e-Gate (self-service passport) gates opened at the departure area of Terminals 3 and 4 of King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh on Tuesday by the General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat). Trending : Local Hajj pilgrims to be compensated for Accommodation violations and Meals delay

The Riyadh airport (KKIA) is the first airport in Saudi Arabia to offer biometric e-passport scanners as part of this innovative project. The goal is to make travel easier for passengers and make the experience smooth for foreign travelers.

- Abdullah Alghamdi, President of the Saudi Data and AI Authority (SDAIA), President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Lt. Gen. Sulaiman Al-Yahya, Director General of Jawazat, and Esam Alwagait, Director of the National Information Center (NIC), all attended the opening event.

- Lt. Gen. Al-Yahya said that the goal of installing e-gates at King Khalid International Airport is to make it easier for travelers to complete their journey procedures without any help from a person.

- Al-Yahya explained that these gates will make things easier and faster for travelers whose biometric information, like fingerprints, is saved in passport systems. Most Viewed : Upgraded Duty-free market launched at King Khalid International Airport

- The head of Jawazat added that the rollout of the e-gate is part of ongoing efforts to improve travel processes for citizens, expatriates, and visitors, as well as to make services better by putting in place smart, efficient, and digital solutions.

- GACA Chief Al-Duailej said that the launch of self-service for passports shows how important it is for the civil aviation system and its partners from government agencies to use digitization and self-services to make the travel experience better, in line with the highest international standards.

- As the sector tries to reach the goals set out in the National flight Strategy and Saudi Vision 2030 and become a leader in the Middle East flight industry, this service is the best example of how far it wants to go. Read : Saudi Arabia waives of Government fee for displaced expats of neighboring countries

- CEO of Riyadh Airports Co., Eng. Ayman Abu Abah, said that this service is a big part of the airport's move toward being more digital.

- As a result of making things easier for passengers, the self-service passport machines will speed up the flow of people through the airport. This will have a direct effect on improving the passengers experience, he said.

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