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PNR cost and technical issues linger for airlines

18 April 2019

Key Points

  • As national implementation of the EU PNR directive crawls to a conclusion, other technical challenges and cost implications are coming into focus for stakeholders
  • However, airports eye benefits from access to certain categories of PNR data, such as passenger status or nationality

A year on from the official deadline to implement the EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) directive, the legislation is still not fully implemented by all EU countries although only a few stragglers remain, according to industry sources.

However, European airlines and other aviation stakeholders are more worried about the cost and operational implications of technical centres, known as Passenger Information Units (PIUs), which EU member states are setting up to collect the data.

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