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Advance passenger Information

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Advance passenger Information

I just read this article in the Fethiye Times, (www.Fethiyetimes.com) is anyone else aware of this? We booked through EasyJet and they ask for this information anyway, just concerned as we booked our flights last November. Has anyone been asked to provide this information?

Air passengers travelling to and from Turkey from the UK and the EU must now provide additional information in advance of their journey.

For security reasons the US, most EU States, and other countries including Turkey now require airlines to provide details about their passengers before they travel.

This is known as Advance Passenger Information (API).

API is designed to enhance border security by providing Border Control Agencies with pre-arrival and departure manifest data on all passengers.

The information passengers provide is transmitted to Authorities by UK Charter Airlines 72 hours before departure with updates being provided through to day and time of departure.

Some travel operators will specify that customers must provide the Advanced Passenger Information so many days before departure so make sure you note the timescales.

Travellers will be asked to provide passenger details found on the 'machine-readable' page of their passport - that is the page containing the photograph.

They may be asked for:

full name

date of birth


passport number

country that issued your passport

date of passport expiration

Whilst it is possible to provide API at check-in travel operators are really not keen on adding another process to the already lengthy check-in process.

Any flights booked from now should request API information as part of the booking process but, if you have booked a flight and not provided this information, check back with your travel provider.

Make sure you input your details correctly or you could face ticket amendment fees or refusal to travel your destination.

Providing your API should not be confused with applying for a visa. You will still need to follow the entry rules for every country you visit, as well as any customs and passport control regulations.

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Apologies, didn't mean to scare monger. I have just checked on EasyJet site and we have supplied this information previously. I would assume anyone booking from hereonin will be advised by tour operators/airlines etc. on how to proceed.

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hi im a travel agent and yes nearly all companies require api's to be given before travel now. companies like thomson and thomas cook have a facility on there web sites just enter your booking reference and it will allow you to add your details, hope this helps

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We are going this July and are flying with CTA. I rang them after spotting this and they said no need to give them the information. In fact they did not seem to know what API was at first.

Anyone else flying with CTA and has the same conversation with them?


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4. Re: Advance passenger Information

Easyjet have been asking for this since last year but some other companies are not yet. It will apply to all passengers at some point but if you aren't asked to do it beforehand you can do it at the airport so no need to worry about it.

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