Sofia Airport introduces immigration e-gates
The new e-gates at Sofia Airport can process passengers in as little as seven seconds.
Four immigration e-gates have been installed in Sofia Airport’s Terminal 2 to provide automated border clearance.
The e-gates, which make use of e-passports and facial recognition biometrics to speed-up the immigration process, can be used by passengers aged 18 or over from the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland.
The airport has reported that the new e-gates are recording an average processing time of 7-10 seconds per passenger.
Passengers who don’t have an e-passport or don’t wish to use the new e-gates can still use the traditional border clearance desks.
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At FTE Europe 2014, which will take place in London from 3-5 March 2014, Michael Ibbitson, CIO at Gatwick Airport, will deliver a presentation exploring what the future airport security and immigration checkpoint will look like. Senior figures from AirAsia, Lufthansa and Vancouver International Airport will also share their views in this session.
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