Male’ Maldives, 9th October 2022 – New innovations continue to make flying with AirAsia more seamless and contactless post-pandemic. AirAsia has further enhanced its facial recognition system, FACES, by integrating it with Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad’s (Malaysia Airports) EZPaz technology at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (klia2), offering an end-to-end contactless journey for its valued guests.
FACES is now available across key customer touchpoints including mobile enrolment, check-in counter, pre-security check and boarding, for select domestic travel in the start up phase. Guests who have enrolled for FACES via the airasia Super App can now travel seamlessly from arrival at the airport, departure gate to the flight, without having to present their boarding pass after self check-in.
The enhanced contactless feature went live last week, with guests departing on flight AK5234 from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching successfully breezing through the pre-security and boarding with their biometric identity. In addition to making the guest’s journey through the airport even more seamless with contactless document checks and significantly less queuing time, FACES also increases operational efficiencies, safety and security for the airline.
As AirAsia returns to the skies, it is more important than ever for it to focus on implementing digital innovations that make air travel seamless, providing easy and efficient customer experience. The announcement comes soon after the Malaysian government’s announcement that face masks are no longer mandatory in public places and in flights.
AirAsia Malaysia CEO, Riad Asmat said, “As a digital and contactless procedure, which includes online check-in anywhere, anytime in the world with a click of a button, FACES is a definitive game-changer and a revolutionary enhancement to help restore confidence in air travel. From today, the new technology is available on selected flights from our main hub in klia2 as a start, and there are myriad of opportunities for us to expand FACES at other touchpoints such as self bag drop at the airport, payment features on our airasia Super App and many others across our airline and digital businesses.
“Delivering the best value, choice and innovation has always been in our DNA and we are thrilled to join forces with Malaysia Airports to make the airport future-ready at a time where demand for air travel is rapidly returning to pre-pandemic levels. We look forward to deploying our contactless FACES technologies in every airport we operate to in the near future to make flying more convenient, efficient and seamless than ever before.”
AirAsia encourages all guests to enrol for FACES on the airasia Super App. Enrolment can be done easily with a passport or a National identification card and a one-time verification process at dedicated airport counters W15 and W16 at klia2. Alternatively, guests can also enrol for FACES at the same counters.