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Phoenix Sky Harbor is latest airport to opt for APC kiosks

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Phoenix Sky Harbor is latest airport to opt for APC kiosks

A number of major North American airports have now installed Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks in a bid to tackle unacceptably long queues at arrivals immigration.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will install 12 Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks to help cut passenger waiting times at immigration. The BorderXpress kiosks, developed by Vancouver Airport Authority, have been funded by the City of Phoenix and will become operational in July 2014.

“We are thrilled to partner with the City of Phoenix to improve the international travel experience for passengers flying through PHX,” said Craig Richmond, President & CEO of Vancouver Authority, who will speak at FTE Global 2014.

“YVR BorderXpress APC kiosks provide a quick, easy and secure alternative to the traditional full clearance with a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer by partially automating the inspection declaration process.”

The kiosks are also Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)-enabled, meaning they can be used by travellers from the 38 countries participating in the ESTA programme.

A number of other North American airports have already installed APC kiosks, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago Midway, Chicago O’Hare, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Montreal, JFK, Newark, Seattle and Vancouver international airports.

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Interested in learning more about improving your passenger experience? At FTE Europe 2015, which will take place in London from 2-4 February 2015, senior speakers from the likes of Heathrow Airport, Ryanair, Swedavia, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Munich Airport, Virgin Atlantic, Expedia, London City Airport, IATA, Air France-KLM, London Stansted Airport, Lufthansa, Bechtel, Gatwick Airport and United Airlines will share their latest passenger-focused plans and visions in the 'On the Ground' conference.

The event will also include a dedicated 'Up in the Air' conference stream, IATA workshop, an extensive exhibition, tours of Heathrow T2, London Stansted and London City Airport, and a 'Best of British' Gala Evening at Altitude 360 @ Altitude London, London's premier sky venue which offers jetliner views of the city.

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