Aruba adds more ABC eGates from Vision-Box

ABC eGates in use for almost a year

Passengers arriving and departing Aruba can soon use even more ABC eGates.

Aruba Airport Authority (AAA), manager and operator of the Aruba Airport, has decided to add more new Automated Border Control (ABC) eGates. The goal is to streamline even more the flow of all passengers, especially during the peak tourist seasons.

As before the supplier is Portuguese technology company, Vision-Box.

The Aruba Happy Flow pilot project, the first 100% self-service passenger flow ever, has been operational at the airport for almost a year, with extremely positive results: passengers from 28 different countries have already used this unique contactless experience.

The ABC eGates in operation alongside the Aruba Happy Flow eGates at Arrivals have already processed to date more than 130,000 passengers from 33 different countries.

In December, a dedicated Automated Border Control area was inaugurated for USA Departures and has so far processed more than 20,000 passengers.

For the Aruba Immigration Services (IASA), the upgrade means a significant enhancement of security levels as they are relying on secure and robust common-use biometric passenger touch points and a powerful software suite integrating the entire infrastructure and monitoring all passenger operations.

Integrated with IASA’s system, a full-fledged management platform allows operating officers to monitor all ABC eGates through a smartphone, supervising all operations and passenger processing status, biometric captures, identification document security features and authentication response, results of background checks, VISA status, among other possibilities.

Jean-François Lennon, Vice-President for Global Business Development & Sales of Vision-Box:

“Aruba is riding the crest of the wave of passenger experience! Having given stage to the first ever 100% self-service passenger journey, Queen Beatrix International Airport is having the privilege to feel what Aruba Happy Flow is about: happy, returning passengers. Adding the recent expansion of eGates is just a natural step towards increased efficiency, safety and a welcoming passenger-friendly airport. At Vision-Box we are really proud to have embarked on this life-changing journey!”

Vision-Box recently implemented ABC eGates at Viracopos International Airport in Brazil.

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Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA)