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Jakarta Post

Ngurah Rai becomes Indonesia’s first airport to use autogate system

  • I Wayan Juniarta

    The Jakarta Post

Tuban, Bali   /   Wed, September 4, 2019   /  12:38 pm
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A commercial airplane takes off at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. The airport has become Indonesia's first airport to use an autogate system (The Jakarta Post/Zul Trio Anggono)

Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali is the first airport in Indonesia to operate passport autogates, an automated system that allows passengers to have their passport and biometric features scanned and verified electronically. The new system will gradually replace the previous and slower system, in which immigration officials manually check and verify passports. The autogate system is one of three advanced services officially launched on Tuesday in a modest ceremony at the airport's international departure terminal. The services are parts of the airport's ongoing effort to provide passengers with a better experience, enhanced safety and minimal queuing time. The two other services were the X-ray Automated Tray Return System (ATRS) and automated boarding pass scanner. Immigration director general Ronny F. Sompie praised the launch of ...