Advance Passenger Information

Evaluation on the implementation and functioning of the obligation of carriers to communicate passenger data set up by Directive 2004/82 (the API Directive)

The aim of this study is to examine the implementation and functioning of the national measures taken by Member States to comply with Directive 2004/082/EC of 29 April 2004 (aka the API Directive). The focus of the study is on assessing the results and impacts of the Directive, identifying best practices on the basis of current experiences and examining the adjustments needed to overcome possible obstacles in the use of API data. The study explores the extent to which the current legal provisions and procedures put in place have delivered the intended results and whether these results have been achieved in the most efficient way possible.