Vancouver International Airport’s Innovative Travel Solutions has installed an additional 32 biometric-enabled kiosks at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados.
The self-service border control solution BorderXpress aims to improve overall traveller experience by accelerating the clearance process and reducing passenger waiting times.
Innovative Travel Solutions director Chris Gilliland said: “As air travel continues to experience remarkable growth, we understand the need for greater innovation to solve passenger processing challenges.
“As an airport operator ourselves, we prioritise researching and designing technology to improve the overall travellers’ experience, not only at our own airport, but across the travel industry.
“We are proud to expand our global border control solution in Barbados. This is an exciting milestone for our team as we continue to work with airports and governments around the world to meet their critical passenger processing needs.”
Grantley Adams International Airport deployed 16 BorderXpress kiosks as part of a trial programme last August.
Following the successful pilot, the airport expanded the programme to deploy a total of 48 kiosks.
The facility is available to all passengers landing at the Barbados airport. Using the biometric kiosks, passengers can scan their documents and conclude their declaration.
Eligible passengers will be able to authenticate their identity using facial recognition technology and will then move to a border services officer for final inspection.
Gilliland added: “The implementation of an additional 32 BorderXpress kiosks at Grantley Adams International Airport will ultimately simplify the border clearance process for all arriving passengers and reduce wait times significantly.
“BorderXpress continues to prove its effectiveness globally and we are excited to explore new opportunities to optimise the border clearance process for passengers, airports and governments.”
According to a study by InterVISTAS, BorderXpress kiosks cut passenger waiting times by more than 60%, resulting in cost and space savings for border authorities.