London Gatwick will be one of the first airports in the UK to use facial recognition technology at boarding.
Gatwick has confirmed to the BBC that it will permanently use the technology for ID checks before passengers board planes.
The technology will be used to reduce queue times, although passengers will still need to have their passports with them whilst traveling.
Gatwicvk have been testing out the facial recognition technology and now plan to run another test over the next six months, after that the technology will be rolled out to the whole airport.
Passengers will still need to use a boarding pass as well as their passport, passports will need to be scanned at departure gates and then the facial recognition technology will compare their actual face with the information on the system.
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