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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.

Future Travel Experience Global 2014

The FTE 'On the Ground' conference at FTE Global 2014, which will take place in Las Vegas from 24-26 September, will include a session entitled: 'What are the future collaboration models that will help achieve progress at the real passenger pain-points – airport security and arrivals immigration?' In this session, senior industry figures will debate the future of airport security and immigration, exploring how things like risk-based security, automated passport control and innovative design techniques can help improve the passenger experience while maintaining the highest level of security.

FTE Global 2014 will also include the 'Up in the Air' conference stream, an extensive exhibition of the latest passenger-focused solutions, the FTE Awards ceremony and an exciting social programme.

» More information on FTE Global 2014


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