Passenger Name Records were first introduced to facilitate passenger data transfer between multiple airlines when passengers were using more than one aircraft to reach their final destination. This is a process commonly known within the aviation industry as ‘interlining’ and the Passenger Name Records helped to streamline the baggage handling process.
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Today, PNR transmission, coupled with mandatory API form essential elements in aviation security, enabling government and border agencies to screen vital passenger data in advance of arrival in the destination country.
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Passenger Name Records (PNR) information includes basic travel details as follows:
Sometimes additional information is required to enhance security measures:
Often, the airline passenger data is collected electronically at the time of booking, either online or through a travel agency. If booking online, the Passenger Name Record is created and stored in the airlines’ Computer Reservation System (CRS), whereas a travel agency will distribute the information using one of the Global Distribution Systems (GDS). Passenger Name Records are coupled with API and transmitted securely to the relevant border control agency.
PNR data must be collected, stored and eventually transmitted securely and reliably, within the required timeframe for the system to operate most effectively. Airlines can be subject to fines if the required information is not delivered, in addition to a passenger being refused entry to the aircraft. This can result in ground delays and further cost incursions to the airlines involved.
Airline security data messaging costs can be notoriously unpredictable, making budgeting in this area of the industry difficult for airlines and operators.
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