U.S. Automated Passport Control Kiosks Launched in Vancouver


ACI-NA Congratulates U.S. Customs and Border Protection and
Vancouver Airport Authority on the Launch of the Automated Passport Control Kiosk

Today, ACI-NA President Greg Principato issued the following statement congratulating the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Vancouver Airport Authority on the successful launch of innovative Automated Passport Control kiosks:

“Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) is pleased to support CBP’s ongoing initiatives to transform its business processes resulting in a more efficient and streamlined process for passengers arriving from Canada. The launch of these self-service kiosk, developed and implemented by the Vancouver Airport Authority, is a tangible example of the benefits technological solutions can have in improving the international arrivals process for passengers.”

“This new technology allows travelers to complete required travel documentation through the kiosks, increasing the efficiency of passenger processing and freeing CBP officers to focus on their security tasks. The increased throughput from this type of technology will allow passengers to move more quickly through the CBP process, improving travel facilitation as well as our country’s global competitiveness.”

“ACI-NA believes the implementation of technological solutions is an important component in addressing CBP staffing shortfalls. We look forward to working with CBP and other airports to improve the international arrivals process for passengers.”





Airports Council International - North America represents local, regional and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. More than 350 aviation-related businesses are also members of the association, which is the largest of the five worldwide regions of Airports Council International.