Bulgaria’s Varna and Burgas airports have installed automated border control e-gates to help expedite the immigration process for e-passport holders.
A partnership between the Global Entry and EasyPASS trusted traveller programmes allows travellers to make use of expedited clearance in both countries.
As it celebrates five years of independent ownership, London Gatwick Airport has announced a £1 billion investment to transform the North Terminal passenger experience. Enhancements will include a new check-in area with 60 self-service bag drop units, a new next-generation security area, and 15 state-of-the-art new e-gates.
Five new e-passport gates have been installed at London City Airport, taking the total number of automated border control gates at the airport to 11.
Self-service access control e-gates have been installed at the entrance to the departures hall at Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus.
Eight e-gates have been installed at the customs and immigration checkpoint, with more than 3,000 passengers a day being successfully processed at present.
FTE took a tour of London Stansted Airport to find out how the £260 million transformation project is helping to improve the passenger experience.
A total of 62 e-gates, which make use of face, iris and fingerprint recognition technology, have been installed at Doha’s Hamad International Airport.
São Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport has started testing immigration e-gates ahead of a permanent installation in Terminals 2 and 3 in August.
Aruba Airport will be the test-bed for the forward-thinking ‘Happy Flow’ pilot, in which biometrics will be used as the main passenger token at all touch-points.