30 Oct '11, 9pm

Malaysia to introduce biometric checks for Sepang flights

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Immigration Department plans to introduce biometric checks on board flights at the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Sepang, in what it says will be the first of its kind in the world. The pilot project is expected to start next month. Immigration Director-General Alias Ahmad said that passengers cleared on board their planes will not be required to clear immigration again once inside the terminal. Mr Alias said his department will first work with AirAsia, the LCCT's main operator, and expand the programme if it proves successful. The on-board checks will begin with flights considered low-risk. "We hope all passengers would have already been checked when they land at the LCCT," Mr Alias told Malaysian newspaper The Star on Saturday. "This will reduce congestion in the terminal." The LCCT handles up to 20 flights and 3,800 passengers an hour duri...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC111031-0000115/Malays...

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