French airports to test EU passenger data system


"A European Union-wide passenger data sharing system aimed at helping in the detection of militants will be tested at two of France's busiest airports this month, a senior interior ministry official said yesterday.

The Passenger Name Record (PNR) system, approved by the European Parliament in April, will be tested at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and at the Nice airport in the south-east before the tests are extended to all French airports, the official said.

He said the system should be fully operational by the end of the year, although EU countries were given two years to turn the measure into national law.

The idea was to "gradually link all the airlines" operating in France, the official said."


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