IDnow is Supporting the IATA’s Vision of a Digital Identity System for Airports

IDnow is Supporting the IATA’s Vision of a Digital Identity System for Airports

Dubai-based identity proofing solutions provider IDnow announced its participation in the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Accelerate@IATA 2022 accelerator programme.

IATA is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 83% of total air traffic.

Through the programme, IDnow is contributing to the IATA One ID working group that aims to create a seamless, low-touch, and interoperable global system across airports, airlines and governments.

Under IATA’s One ID vision, upon completing document checks remotely, passengers will be able to arrive at the airport ready to fly and proceed through each airport touchpoint via simple biometric recognition.


IDnow is also collaborating with members of the IATA Think Tank on a white paper about the application of digital identity in the air travel industry.

In parallel, a proof of concept is being developed to show how digital identity can support people with reduced mobility with traveling.

Original founded in Germany, IDnow established its middle east office in early 2022 in the DIFC Innovation Hub.

Kat R. Morse

Kat R. Morse

“IDnow brings their expertise on secure decentralised digital identities to support the airline industry’s journey to customer centricity,”

said Kat R. Morse, Senior Manager, Innovation, Partnerships and Events at IATA.

Michael A. Binner

Michael A. Binner

“From lowering the fraud risk for airlines to offering a GDPR compliant solution for storing and sharing of biometric pictures, digital identities have a huge potential to shape a whole new traveler experience,”

said Michael A. Binner, Director, Digital Identity at IDnow.

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