NEW AUTOMATED PASSPORT CONTROL KIOSKS AT LAX QUICKENS FEDERAL INSPECTION OF INTERNATIONAL ARRIVING PASSENGERS
Self-Help Kiosks Reduce International Passenger Wait Times 34 Percent
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and officials at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will hold a news conference to unveil and demonstrate Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks recently installed in the Tom Bradley International Terminal. APC is an innovative technology that uses self-service kiosks to allow international passengers to submit their declaration and biographic information electronically and reduce the time they spend with a CBP officer. This has resulted in a 34 percent decrease in wait times at LAX. The APC process will ultimately reduce the traveler’s time spent with a CBP officer and reduce processing times while increasing security.
The APCs are similar in appearance to and as easy-to-use as Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). The APCs provide step-by-step instructions in several languages for travelers to complete the process.
● The Honorable Eric Garcetti, Mayor, City of Los Angeles
● Jacqueline Yaft, Deputy Executive Director Operations and Emergency Management, Los Angeles World Airports
● Todd Hoffman, Port Director, Los Angeles International Airport, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
9:45 a.m.: News conference
Customs Arrivals Hall
Tom Bradley International Terminal
Los Angeles International Airport