Aéroport de Montréal (ADM) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have announced the introduction of 12 Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks at Montréal-Trudeau Airport.
Montréal-Trudeau is the third North American airport to install the kiosks, after the FTE award-winning Chicago O’Hare and Vancouver International Airport. The kiosks enable Canadian or US passport holders to pre-clear customs before presenting their document to a CBP officer.
James Cherry, ADM President and CEO, said: “This new initiative by ADM is designed to improve the customer experience and improve passenger flow for travellers heading to the United States. Once the system has been fine-tuned, transit time should be less than 20 minutes, even during peak periods.”
Dylan DeFrancisci, Director of CBP Preclearance Operations, added: “Automated Passport Control is a key component of CBP’s modernisation strategy at ports of entry. By allowing travellers the option to enter their own passport and identification information at the self-service kiosk, we are able to increase efficiency while enhancing security.”