Abu Dhabi airport installs SITA biometric kiosks

02/02/15

Passengers travelling to the United States from Abu Dhabi International Airport can now use new automated passport control (APC) kiosks featuring biometric tech.

The self-service kiosks, developed by SITA, are designed to streamline border control procedures and process passengers in less than 60 seconds.

Richard Hill, Etihad Airways' Chief Operations Officer, said: "Since its opening in January last year, U.S. preclearance has been extremely popular with passengers flying from Abu Dhabi to the United States where they arrive as domestic passengers. The process has been greatly enhanced by the introduction of automated passport control kiosks which allow passengers to pass through border controls quickly and seamlessly, significantly improving their travel experience."

Hani El-Assaad, President, SITA Middle East, India and Africa, said: "SITA is pioneering solutions in self-service border technology all around the world. Our APC kiosks use the latest biometrics to facilitate fast, accurate and secure passenger processing at the border. This ensures that airports, airlines and governments can provide a warm welcome, while still providing a high level of border security. For airports like Abu Dhabi which are experiencing strong passenger growth, these kinds of automated solutions are becoming increasingly important to help manage greater volumes of passengers securely and efficiently."

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The kiosks are designed to streamline border control procedures and process passengers in less than 60 seconds.
The kiosks are designed to streamline border control procedures and process passengers in less than 60 seconds.

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