Lyon Airport Introduces Mona – First Travel Assistant that Uses Facial Recognition Technology

A new system that uses facial recognition permitting the passengers to go through different airport checkpoints, without physical contact, has been launched at the Lyon‑Saint Exupéry airport, which is managed by VINCI Airports.

The new system has been inaugurated by the Chairman and CEO of VINCI Xavier Huillard and CEO of VINCI Concessions and President of VINCI Airports, Nicolas Notebaert, at the VINCI Airports Centre of Excellence for Innovation based at Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport, reports.

“With Mona, VINCI Airports is launching a world-first that adds a new dimension to the airport experience. At a time when contactless technology is proving increasingly important, and personalisation is becoming the norm, our network once again proves it is able to continuously reinvent itself,” Notebaert pointed out during the inauguration ceremony.

With its recently introduced system, VINCI Airports becomes the first airport operator worldwide to “trial a biometric journey from their home to the plane.”