The procedures introduced by customs, immigration, security, public health and other agencies on the passage of passengers and cargo across international boundaries have greatly affected the overall travel experience. AAPA is aware that international civil aviation, and the controls applied on passengers and cargo moving through the world's airports, has changed dramatically in recent years.
AAPA actively involves itself in creating forums for possible solutions to a wide range of issues that impede the smooth and predictable passage of air travellers. With a myriad of facilitation issues affecting the industry, AAPA has close ties with aviation security, immigration and customs authorities, and airports in Asia Pacific, working together in the interest of air travellers.
AAPA participates in international forums and conferences on passenger facilitation, with the aim of promoting the seamless movement of air travellers.
AAPA is currently active in these areas of facilitation:
- Advance Passenger Information (API)
- Passenger Name Record (PNR)
- Use of biometrics in cross border documentation