WestJet Testing New Tech for Faster Check-in

In JUL, WestJet will begin testing technology from U.K.-based traveller health data company Zamna which will allow the carrier to verify individual travellers’ health data and travel documents before those pax arrive at the airport.

According to a media release, Zamna uses a digital intelligence system that works in the background of WestJet’s system to verify that a passenger’s passport data is correct and trustworthy. Once confirmed, that pax’s vaccination or visa information linked with the passport is checked to ensure it meets the travel requirements of the destination.

WestJet’s pilot program using Zamna technology will begin for two routes flying to London: between YYC and LHR and between YYZ and LGW.


“At Zamna, we believe the very cornerstone of all international travel is the passport…This is why we anchor all traveler data – whether it be identity and visa information, or vaccination status – to the passport,” said Irra Ariella Khi, CEO of Zamna.

“Our technology instantly checks this data against live border and travel requirements, meaning airlines can be ready for no matter what and passengers can arrive at the airport armed with the confidence that they will be able to board their flight with only one document in their hand: a passport.”

For more information on Zamna, visit its web site.

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