11 July 2014
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) said it has expanded and launched more new services for international travelers and is the only US airport that offers Automated Passport Control with automated passport processing for eligible international travelers, customers from all 38 visa waiver countries, customers with only carry-on bags and lawful permanent residents (citizens with “green cards).
“Since the implementation of Automated Passport Control we have seen great results with more than 70 percent of all international customers automatically processed through the APCs,” said Sean Donohue, CEO at DFW Airport. “Working in partnership with US Customs and Border Protection, we have been able to shorten wait times for international travelers passing through CBP even with an 8.46 percent increase in overall passenger traffic.”
DFW was recognized by president Obama in May for leveraging technology to reduce wait times by nearly 40 percent with its APC kiosks. The president ordered the technology to be implemented at the nation´s top 25 airports.
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2014, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the world´s third busiest, hosting 1,850 flights a day and serving more than 60 million customers a year. Its website is at www.DFWAirport.com.