Issues like terrorism or illegal migration have prompted airports to start investing heavily in security and all aspects connected to it. According to Global Market Insights, the global airport security market is predicted to reach a value of $16 billion until 2024. Airports plan to make the whole boarding process faster in a more customer-friendly manner, also guaranteeing utmost safety.
Technology will be the key to reach the desired goal. Scanning, face border controls, CCTV and much more will be slowly an everyday reality at airports. Another airport trend is the implementation of biometrics in air travel. Companies like JetBlue or Delta have been investing in fingerprint and facial recognition technologies. Some airports have already installed biometric self-service boarding gates, for example Heathrow. Biometric technology could also be used on board airplanes, which would make a flight perhaps more pleasurable.