Users of the Miami Airport app will be able to quickly tap and clear immigration and customs courtesy SITA. The Miami International Airport (MIA) has become the first airport in the world to bring the convenience of Mobile Passport Control, the fast entry process into the USA, into its own airport app experience.
“The goal of our mobile app has always been to put as many services as possible in the palm of the traveller’s hand,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González. “Now, with the help of SITA’s innovative technology, in addition to easily finding your way to all you need at MIA, North American passengers can now also breeze through passport control with the same customer-friendly travel app.”
US citizens and Canadian visitorscan now use the MIA Airport Official app on arriving into Miami to submit details to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and simply receive a barcode on their phone to present for clearance.
IT provider SITA developed the service which has been certified by US CBP for Mobile Passport Control.
Randy Pizzi, SITA President, Americas, said: “We are very pleased to be a technology partner with MIA as they become the first to incorporate the convenience of US CBP Mobile Passport Control into their airport application. Passenger satisfaction increases when technology solutions, like SITA's, make it easy for passengers to manage their journey using just one convenient application on their own smartphone or tablet.”
As an integral part of MIA’s official app, the new mobile service builds on the personal travel assistant experience already being offered to Miami’s passengers.
With more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other US airport, Miami International Airport is America’s third-busiest airport for international passengers, with more than half of its 44.6 million passengers on international travel.