Millionth Passenger Uses CBP Automatic Passport Control


Dublin Airport’s US Preclearance facility in Terminal 2 has reached a significant milestone

when Anna Kenny, from Glasthule became the one millionth passenger to use the

Automatic Passport Control (APC) kiosks there.
The kiosks were introduced in December 2014 to improve efficiency in processing times

and the overall passenger experience through US Preclearance.
More than half of all US preclearance passengers travelling through Dublin Airport this

year have used this technology.
“Dublin Airport currently has four airlines flying to 11 destinations in the US. An average

of 20 flights use the US preclearance facility on a daily basis,” said Dublin Airport

Managing Director, Vincent Harrison.
“Dublin Airport now ranks 5th among EU airports for route frequency to North America.

We have surpassed Madrid. Only Heathrow, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam are now

ahead of Dublin  This September Aer Lingus will add two new transatlantic routes to its

route network when it launches services to Newark and Hartford, Connecticut.”


US Customs & Border Protection Dublin Port Director, Tish Lagerwey said “This is a very

exciting milestone which was reached as a result of hard work and the successful

partnership between Customs and Border Protection, Dublin Airport and the Irish



Last year, a record 2.4 million passengers travelled between Dublin Airport and North

America. Figures for the first six months of this year show a further 19% rise in

transatlantic numbers.
Pictured before boarding her Aer Lingus flight to New York, winner Anna Kenny with

(right) US Customs & Border Protection Dublin Port Director, Tish Lagerwey and (left)

fellow passenger Elaine Jenkins.