JetBlue rolls out biometric self-boarding gate at New York's JFK international airport

JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) has announced it has partnered with US Customs and Border Production (CBP) to introduce its first fully integrated biometric self-boarding gate at New York´s John F. Kennedy international airport (JFK), the company said.

Customers flying to select international destinations from Terminal 5 at New York-JFK can now board even faster with a dual lane biometric self-boarding gate, which uses facial recognition technology to verify travelers with a quick photo capture.

JetBlue´s new biometric self-boarding gate comes on the heels of the airline´s successful biometric boarding trials at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and New York-JFK. This week, JetBlue also became the first airline to partner with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to launch a one-step biometric boarding experience for customers flying to Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

JetBlue is New York´s Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 40 million customers a year to 100+ cities in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.