Eligible passengers at the busiest airport on the planet will have their travel process sped up significantly in 2014, thanks to innovative technology created by Vancouver Airport Authority. We are delighted to announce the sale of 74 BorderXpress Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which weclomed more than 94 million passengers last year, the most of any airport in the world.
Instead of filling out a declaration card, eligible travellers approach an APC kiosk created by YVR, scan their passport, answer some questions on the touchscreen, snap a picture and have their documents checked by a customs officer before continuing on to their gate. It requires no pre-registration and costs the passenger nothing, but saves time and energy while remaining safe.
BorderXpress APC kiosks typically reduce the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspection process by 89 percent, while also cutting passenger wait times in half! Nobody likes a lineup, and with this YVR-created technology now in place at airports across North America, there will be less wait times at some of the most congested airports in the U.S. and Canada.
ATL is the latest airport to expand the implementation of the BorderXpress APC kiosks, which are currently in use at international airports in Montreal (YUL), two airports in Chicago (ORD and MDW), Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and JFK's Terminals 1 and 4. And expect more announcements soon.
We are proud of this innovation, which helps us improve the travel experience not only here at home, but at airports across the continent - and beyond. With technologies like APC, the goal is to help you get where you're going safely, easily and quickly.