Cathay Pacific has become the first airline at Singapore Changi Airport to use the ARINC VeriPax Passenger Reconciliation System. Designed for stand-alone use at security checkpoints, VeriPax verifies printed-paper boarding passes by comparing the printed 2D barcode information against local or remote data sources, in real time. This provides authentication of printed-paper boarding passes in just seconds.
Cathay Pacific General Manager South East Asia, Anna Thompson, said “This latest passenger reconciliation system aligns with the airline’s active efforts to provide passengers with seamless check-in processes. We are pleased to be the first at Changi Airport to adopt this technology to further enhance passenger convenience and flexibility in their travel.”
ARINC VeriPax technology authenticates barcodes in real time through a connection to the airline’s Departure Control System. It can also be expanded to check other data sources, such as the airport FIDS system or operational database. It can match passenger names against local or national watch lists, check embedded digital signatures, and perform other queries invaluable to security checkpoints.
“VeriPax simplifies the airport experience. Passengers at Changi Airport can now enjoy a more hassle-free and user-friendly travel experience,” said Yeo Kia Thye, Director Airport Operations, Changi Airport Group.”