Qatar Airways, Interpol sign deal on passport screening
A Qatar Airways Dreamliner aircraft
As part of efforts to enhance international travel security, Qatar Airways has signed an agreement with International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) to use the world police body’s ‘I-Checkit’ system to screen the passports of its passengers against Interpol’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database.
With the agreement, Qatar Airways becomes the first full-service airline to use I-Checkit, joining regional low-cost carrier AirAsia in piloting the Interpol initiative, which allows select partners in the travel, hotel and banking industries to send their clients’ travel document information to be screened against the SLTD database.
Through I-Checkit, partners such as Qatar Airways send the passport numbers of passengers via secure channels to be compared against Interpol’s SLTD database, which contains more than 43mn records of lost or stolen travel documents from some 168 countries.
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Source News: gulf-times.com