Abu Dhabi Airports Company has announced that the registration of passports for electronic use at Abu Dhabi International Airport is now compulsory for all passengers.
The so-called Smart Travel system was launched in March to reduce by up to 70% the time it takes for a passenger to clear the airport’s security checks.
Travellers with registered passports will be able to use bag drops and proceed through automated airport e-gates, the company said in a statement.
The ‘Smart Travel’ process at Abu Dhabi International Airport consists of five steps:
- Self check-in: Passengers check-in by obtaining their boarding pass using one of the self-check-in kiosks at terminal 1 and 3.
2.Self baggage drop: Passengers then check-in their luggage through the self-baggage drop system.
3.E-Registration: Sign up for the e-border gate service at one of the e-registration kiosks. Passengers can submit their documents and perform biometric checks by themselves, completing the entire process in 20 seconds.
4.E-Gate: Passengers then make their way through passport control in just seven seconds by using the e-border gates.
5.Self boarding: Passengers can board their flights by using the self-boarding gates to validate their printed boarding pass or mobile version and board their flight.
There is clear signage across the airport’s terminals, identifying each step to ensure all passengers benefit from the smart service.
According to Abu Dhabi Airports 25 e-registration stands have been installed, 58 e-gates, and 76 self-boarding gates are available distributed at arrivals and departures over the airport’s two terminals.
Additionally, the airport is already operating 10 self-check-in kiosks and two self-baggage drop.