APIS: Advanced Passenger Information System

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Airline Passenger numbers continue to grow and it is estimated that across the globe these will double again over years. This growth means airports must optimize infrastructure and Airlines and Government need to process passengers more efficiently and securely. The ever-changing face of airline travel creates challenges for all stakeholders, which can result in a poor experience for the passenger.

To address these challenges the airline industry recognizes that innovation is needed and transformation through technology provides an opportunity for all stakeholders in the supply chain to reduce operational costs and improve the customer experience, but it needs to do so without compromising safety, security and other risk factors.

The airline industry has been exploring how to create a streamlined friction free process that allows the individual to assert their identity, online or in person, to the required level, keeping personal data private and enables improvements of operational efficiency and security. This exploration let to the development of Advance Passenger Information System (APIS).

Advance passenger information is provided by or for a passenger before they board a flight, and is designed to reinforce information required at country borders. The information supplied is processed and received by the government of the country the passenger is visiting, including any transit country. The information provides border agencies in each country with all the information for ‘pre-arrival’ and ‘pre-departure ‘of passengers and crew members from an airline.

Providing API is a mandatory requirement.

How it helps

Government agencies need to receive and process large volumes of traveler data in order to identify risks and manage the increasing number of people entering the country. This data is captured by airlines and travel service providers and held in multiple systems, and stored in a variety of different formats, making analysis difficult and time consuming.

APIS allows governments to access information as a complete set of data, validated and in a usable format, and with enough time to process it before travelers arrive into the country.

Advanced Passenger Solutions improve enables Government
Agencies to be:

  • Efficient and Effective – Identify travelers with high-risk profile, take corrective action and identity fraud
  • Reduce cost of dealing with unwanted and inadmissible persons – Prevent them from arriving at the border
  • Improve processing low-risk travelers faster – Let skilled immigration officers focus on high-risk travelers reduce document
  • Have Complete Control –  Combines all available information from multiple agencies, giving you real-time insights into your border operation
  • Ensure risk-based resource allocation – Using reporting and performance analysis tools


Belmont APIS solution is packed with all the standard features specified under the guidelines of aviation passenger security and the best advantage is it can be customized based on the country needs and laws laid down by the Government for :

Data repository for investigation of travelers who come under suspicion

  • Phone numbers, credit cards, full itinerary, history, associations with others, baggage
  • Increased convenience and facilitation for travelers by providing simple, electronic clearance that works seamlessly with travel industry processes.

Risk Assessment

  • Profiling to identify previously unknown suspects
  • Inadmissible passengers not allowed to enter or depart the country
  • Greater security implemented to high-risk passengers

Faster clearance of Passengers

  • Government concentrates on higher risk travelers
  • Low risk travelers cross the border with a minimum of formalities
  • Cleared passengers are not stopped needlessly
  • Ensure full compliance with all internal and external dimensions of the Government Regulations.
  • Airlines benefit from reduced fines for infringement of border management requirements.
  • Easy Interfaces between system and carriers
  • Effective Data normalization and cleansing
  • Validation according to the international standards
  • The use of automated alert in taking preventive measures of individuals who are subject to travel bans
  • Readily processed format, will not require to perform a normal data entry operation when the passenger arrives at the entry or departure point.
  • Potential to be a catalyst for greater interagency co-operation at both the national and international level.
  • Assists the growth in passenger traffic being accommodated through improved use of technology rather than additional infrastructure.

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