Facial recognition

Enjoy exclusive access and board faster.

Aena and Iberia launch the first facial recognition project at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport with registration through the Aena or Iberia App. This new service allows you, after having registered once through the App (Aena or Iberia) or facial recognition machines, to pass through the security checkpoints and board more quickly.

What do I need?

  • Fly from Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport with Iberia to Brussels or Asturias and board through gates J40 or J58 of Terminal T4.
  • Be over 18.
  • Have an electronic DNI or passport and boarding card. If you have a DNI 3.0 or e-passport you can register from the Aena App as long as the device is Android and has NFC or iPhone with iOS13 or higher. If you have a DNI 2.0 you can register with the system on the facial recognition machines located between Iberia desks 847 and 848 (T4) or in front of the family checkpoint (T4).

How do I use the facial recognition service?

  1. Register on the facial recognition machine or the Aena App. Once registered, you will no longer have to show your documentation at the subsequent stages (although you will have to have it on you).
  2. Go to the security checkpoints in T4 (general or fast track) and look for the exclusive access point with this icon. The camera will verify your identity and you will be able to access directly.
  3. Boarding gates J40 and J58 are offering a new access system that verifies your identity and enables you to board planes directly without showing any documentation.