Vancouver Airport Authority announced that its BorderXpress kiosks in use at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) are now able to process visa-carrying passengers including business or tourist visa holders, Mexicans with border crossing cards and foreign airline crew members.
As the final phase of the APC rollout, this enhancement increases eligibility from U.S. and Canadian passport holders, U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents and 38 visa waiver countries outlined by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), to virtually all international arrivals at ATL.
First introduced in May 2014, the Hartsfield-Jackson’s 74 BorderXpress APC kiosks are currently processing more than 70 percent of the airport’s international passengers and have greatly helped shorten customs lines and overall airport wait times by up to 50 percent.
With the introduction of the APC Phase 4.0 and the ability to serve almost all travelers, ATL is expecting to further decrease wait times continuing to better the travel experience for its passengers.
Craig Richmond, President and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority:
“We’re very excited to work with our airport partners like Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to improve their border experience for passengers. Our Innovative Travel Solutions team will continue to deliver new products and solutions to airports to make air travel easier and cut wait times.”
Additionally, BorderXpress now offers facial recognition technology capabilities. All current BorderXpress airport customers will receive the APC Phase 4.0 upgrade as well as the facial recognition feature in the coming months. BorderXpress APC has helped over 30 million passengers clear the border safely and quickly with more than 650 kiosks in use at 24 airport locations, more than any other provider.
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