Ten new Automated Passport Control and four Global Entry kiosks now are in operation at Queen Reina Beatrix Airport in Oranjestad, Aruba.

The kiosks will streamline the passenger process and reduce wait times for departing passengers, according to James Grimes, Customs and Border Protection port director of pre-clearance for Aruba.

The kiosks are the first step by the Aruba Airport Authority to modernize the airport, which welcomed more than 979,000 travelers by air in 2013; through October of this year, air arrivals totaled more than 865,000.

The kiosks are estimated to benefit nearly 60% of total departing passengers bound for the U.S, according to James Fazio, CEO of Aruba Airport Authority.

Only four airports in the Caribbean offer pre-clearance for U.S.-bound travelers: Bahamas (Nassau and Freeport), Bermuda and Aruba.


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