JAL Group testing e-airport procedures

– Simplifying Passenger Travel to realize secure and smooth airport procedures utilizing IT –

Tokyo, The JAL Group will participate in evaluation testing of `e-airport procedures: SPT Trial 2007 (Simplifying Passenger Travel)’ implemented by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation (MLIT) and Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in coordination and cooperation with related companies.

The test aims to evaluate the future model for passenger procedures in which airline check-in and boarding pass issuing procedures and government immigration control procedures are performed at the same time by utilizing information transmission technology and biometrics technology in airport passenger procedures. The JAL test will be held in Passenger Terminal 2 at Narita Airport.

JAL Group customers taking part will be issued with a trial IC card containing the holder’s passport data, biometrics data (such as fingerprints) and frequent flyer membership number, to use to check-in at a self-check in machine and to verify their identify and receive a boarding pass at the same time when going through an automatic-gate in the immigration control area at Narita Airport.

(In the test, check-in procedures will be simulated, and the IC card will be effective only for the test period.)

By examining the results of the test, the JAL Group aims, in coordination with related government offices, to simplify and shorten airport procedures and provide secure and more convenient international air travel.

1.Test period (planned)

January 30, 2007 – March 23, 2007

2.Customers participating in the test

Members of JAL’s frequent flyer programs such as JAL Global Club members and JAL Mileage Bank members selected on a voluntary basis.

3. Content of tests

Based on results of verification of the customer’s identity at the automatic-gate utilizing biometrics technology, customers using JAL Group flights can check-in and receive their boarding pass at the same time and in parallel ?¦, and thereby experience smoother airport procedures.

*In these tests, check-in and issuance of boarding passes will be simulated. Mock-ups will be used.

** SPT – Simplifying Passenger Travel >> international measures to facilitate and shorten airport procedures through IT

For customer & general enquiries, please contact your local JAL office: www.jal.co.jp/en/information/inter/branch/

Press office:
geoffrey.tudor@jal.com stephen.pearlman@jal.com

Tel: 81-3-5460-3109
Fax: 81-3-5460-3108
www.jal.com/en/corporate

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