OIA introduces first biometric kiosks for international travelers
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
The Orlando International Airport became the first U.S. airport to welcome travelers from visa waiver countries with biometric kiosks over the weekend.
Officials say the self-service kiosks are now operational and are processing international passengers who have Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel.
Officials say the kiosks enable travelers from arriving international flights to complete their Customs Declaration Form on touch-screens, have passports read and fingerprints and facial images captured.
"This continues our Board and staff's commitment to positioning Orlando International as a world-class airport in customer service," says Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
"Reducing the times for arrival processing enhances the customer's Orlando experience and makes Orlando an even more attractive global destination."
Experts say international traffic increased 4.9% for the rolling 12 months.
Orlando has non-stop international service to 34 destinations.