This week, Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS) installed 74 BORDERXPRESS kiosks at Pafos International Airport (Pafos) and Larnaka International Airport (Larnaka) in Cyprus. The kiosks allow passengers to independently process passports under the supervision of trained Hermes personnel.
“As the demand for air travel continues to increase, airports around the world must embrace and implement innovative technologies to solve critical passenger processing challenges,” says Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “BORDERXPRESS kiosks will increase efficiencies and improve the overall passenger experience at Pafos and Larnaka airports while enhancing safety and security within the European Union.”
The kiosk developed by BORDEREXPRESS capture an image of each passenger’s face while the passengers answer standard questions and scan their travel documents.
“We are dedicated to establishing Pafos and Larnaka as industry leading airports, and our commitment to prioritizing both safety and passenger experience is paramount to this, especially as we seek to increase passenger traffic,” says Eleni Kaloyirou, Chief Executive Officer at Hermes Airports. “Following the success of a pilot project to test the efficiency of BORDERXPRESS for Exit control at Pafos airport, we’re delighted to build on our partnership with YVR’s Innovative Travel Solutions with the implementation of seventy-four kiosks at Larnaka and Pafos airports”.
The biometric and self-service trend is definitely one that is expanding hopefully getting passengers through the process faster than ever before.
by Elizabeth Atkinson