Airline passenger data is usually in the form of Advance Passenger Information (API), concerning personal passport data, or Passenger Name Records (PNR), which deal with travel reservations information.
API is collected by airlines at the time of check-in and is mandatory for travellers to the U.S. API contains specific passport data including:
Requirements vary from country to country and some will request additional information such as residential address and the address for the first night’s stay in the destination country.
API is accessed by border control agencies and designated government departments to enhance security by screening secure flight passenger data in order to identify persons of interest and for immigration, customs and security purposes.
More information about secure flight passenger data.
Airlines store PNR data within the Computer Reservations System (CRS) or in a Global Distribution System if the passenger books their flight through a travel agency. The minimum requirement for PNR data is as follows:
Additional information gathered at the time of the booking can often include:
For more than 60 years PNR transmission has been used by customs, border management and law enforcement authorities all over the world. PNR data can only be used under tight security conditions and is for the purpose of the prevention of potential threats or serious crime.
The application of AviSec for Passenger Name Records.
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