APC Kiosk Deployment September Update

By | September 10, 2015

Latest numbers from firms on numbers.

According the January 2015 count, there are 903 operational APC kiosks located in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Dublin, Ireland and Abu Dhabi with another 189 targeted to go live by Spring 2015. This is up from just 280 in February 2014 and will bring the total number of APC Kiosks to 1092 at 39 airports within the next few months. 

It is expected APC Kiosk numbers to continue to grow rapidly as they migrate across the Americas to Europe, Asia, and the Middle East conservatively projecting the global market for APC Kiosks will reach 8,000 by 2018. 

Currently, APC Kiosks enable United States and Canadian passport holders, and permanent residents and international travelers from 37 visa-waiver countries to self-process immigration and biometric information before reaching passport control. This automation has decreased international arrival and pre-clearance border control wait times by as much as 80%. 

The Vancouver Airport Authority, the original developer of APC Kiosks, leads the market with deployments at 18 airports representing more than 60% of total kiosk market share. SITA is a distant second with 204 APC Kiosks at nine airports. 

Author: Staff Writer

Craig Keefner is the editor and author for Kiosk Association and kiosk industry. With over 30 years in the industry and experience in large and small kiosk solutions, Craig is widely considered to be an expert in the field. Major kiosk projects for him include Verizon Bill Pay kiosk and hundreds of others.