From 3 December, UK citizens will be able to apply to join the trusted traveller initiative, available at 46 US airports and 13 preclearance locations.
IATA’s Guido Peetermans provides an update on the Smart Security project and explains how the Melbourne Airport trial can benefit the wider Asia Pacific region.
Passengers arriving at Gatwick Airport can purchase a fast track pass, which will allow them to speed through passport control upon arrival in the UK.
Business and tourist visa holders, Mexican travellers with border crossing cards and airline crew are among those able to make use of the new kiosks.
The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-based system will enable the airport to provide passengers with accurate waiting times and inform staff of potential bottlenecks. Read full article »
SFO has become the fifth US airport to offer Mobile Passport Control, which allows passengers to submit their customs declaration via their mobile device.
The switchover to central security at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is now complete, with a total of five central checkpoints now in operation.
The US Preclearance programme could be expanded to 10 new airports, including Heathrow, Schiphol, Brussels, Narita, Istanbul and Stockholm Arlanda.
Pre-registered CLEAR members can now make use of dedicated security lanes at Miami International Airport to skip the queues at the checkpoint.
The new system at Abu Dhabi International Airport will further enhance security and expedite processing times at the entrance to the security checkpoint.