popular with air travellers, particularly those from the Indian Sub-continent and Middle East region. More than 325,000 people have passed through the facility, arriving in the United States as domestic passengers.
Another the key benefit of US pre-clearance is that baggage security screening meets United States TSA security standards, allowing air travellers, who connect a US domestic flight, to have their baggage checked through from Abu Dhabi to their final destination. During its first 12 months of operation, the US pre-clearance in Abu Dhabi has improved the passenger experience through the introduction of automated passport control (APC) kiosks and greater numbers of officer processing desks. The self-service APC kiosks expedite the US entry process for American, Canadian, and eligible visa waiver programme (VWP) international travellers, by providing an automated process through US pre-clearance’s primary inspection area.
US pre-clearance at Abu Dhabi Airport is one of its kind in the Middle East and the United Arab Emirates’capital is one of a small group of airports around the world that offer passengers pre-clearance into the US.Meanwhile, the internationally-regarded website www.AirlineRatings.com selected Etihad Airways as one of the safest airlines for this year, out of a list of 449 global airlines monitored, while only 149 of the 449 have the top-seven-star safety ranking. The Airline Ratings’ system takes into account a variety of factors related to audits from aviation’s governing bodies, lead associations, government audits and the airlines’ own records.