From high-tech facial recognition to real-time baggage tracking, Beijing Daxing International Airport has embraced the latest smart technologies to improve the passenger experience, an official at the Civil Aviation Administration of China said at a news conference reported by China Daily.
Self-service check-in kiosks and baggage drop machines will have 86 percent and 76 percent coverage, respectively, at the new Beijing airport, said Zhang Rui, vice-director of the Airport Department of the CAAC.
Smart technologies have been deployed in security check lanes for a fast and smooth passage, and passengers can enjoy a completely paperless, self-service boarding experience, from entry into the terminal building to the boarding gate, Zhang said.
The US$12 billion Daxing airport has also introduced the radio-frequency identification (RFID) baggage tracking system, which will allow passengers to track their luggage status in real time on their cellphones, the report said.
China Eastern Airlines launched a similar baggage program, allowing its passengers travelling on domestic flights to track their luggage status on popular social media app, WeChat.
The new airport, located in Daxing district of Beijing, is scheduled to be completed by the end of June and begin operations in September.
The Chinese government has plans to build or expand 74 airports nationwide by the end of 2020, aiming to accommodate 720 million passengers a year.