Since the introduction of APIS and APP programmes in the early 2000’s, airlines have faced problems ensuring the data they transmit to national authorities is accurate. The problem intensifies with the growing number of passengers who check in online.
As their travel documents are not scanned at the airport, airlines have to rely on the document information filled online by the passenger. Such information is often inaccurate and can lead to fines being imposed by national authorities. Recent survey from IATA (2019) suggests that as much as 40% of APIS information submitted by passengers is inaccurate.
ICTS Europe’s PassBoard solves this data quality issues by allowing airlines to scan all travel documents at the departure gate during boarding. Passports are used instead of boarding passes to board and update check-in records simultaneously, thereby creating a single source of API information which is always accurate.
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