Counter Trafficking in Persons through Airlines and Airports

Why Aviation need Counter Trafficking Projects

Passenger Verification

Passenger’s identity, tickets, boarding pass, supporting documents, are verified to reduce the risk of Fraud, Illegal Entry, Smuggling, etc.

Airport Security

Baggage and passenger screening should include human trafficking screening as the quantity and type of luggage could be trafficking indicators which result in victims often going undetected.

Business Continuity

Thorough passenger verification and screening reduce the risk of financial losses and threats to airports and airlines. Victims of trafficking are often incorrectly classified as inadmissible passengers.

Integrated Operations

Trafficking in Persons Reports recommends updating and implementation of Operational Procedures to empower frontline staff to proactively identify human trafficking.
Airport Consultancy:

We provide trafficking-related consultancy services for airports and airlines. This includes an onsite risk assessment and tailor-made solutions.

Stakeholder Training:

Everyone who works in an airport must be equipped to proactively identify human trafficking and how to effectively respond in a trauma-informed manner. Our comprehensive training is divided into two courses. One course is specifically for Passenger-facing Staff, who work with passenger documentation, while the other course is for non-passenger-facing staff like general airport staff, vendors, cleaners and porters. Both courses provide an in-depth insight into various types of vulnerabilities, like people smuggling, asylum-seeking, and the different types of human trafficking. FPA’s training includes solutions like data collation and mapping, why inter-stakeholder collaboration and why it is critical to establish a port-to-port safety net. Upon successful completion of the course, each graduate will receive a Red Flag Passport.

Proactive Monitoring:

Monitoring is to deter human trafficking through airports and airlines. The 4-step process includes to identify, intercept, protect and process human trafficking in airport operations. We understand the time pressure of airport operations and serve port stakeholders as an extension of their responsibility. The size of the project and the number of teams is determined by an airport’s layout, the number of terminals and the multi-industry airport operations. Teams are trained to work on landside and airside, and how to work in a high-security environment. Airport Response Teams support ground handling service providers during check-in, boarding, and dismemberment processes.

Global Safety Network:

Vulnerability is a real threat to victims or survivors of human trafficking, and inadmissible passengers who are repatriated. The possibility of further exploitation or re-trafficking is very real and it is necessary to have measures in place to reduce these risks. It is priceless to have trusted persons in the ports of transit and destination ports repatriatees travel to.

Why Airports need Counter Trafficking Project


Traffickers exploit the vulnerabilities of airports, airlines and their unlinked systems to transport victims of trafficking. They will try multiple times to find a way to bring a victim to a destination.


Implementing this project makes it costly for traffickers to move victims through a port. It unites key role-players to share responsibility, and effectively prevent human trafficking by partnering with an Airport Response Team.


Government, airports and airlines are unaware of the available counter-trafficking support services. Collaboration between government, airports, airlines and CSOs can deter trafficking through ports.


A Counter-Trafficking Airport Response Project upholds the laws, protects people and borders, weaves a port-to-port safety net and reduces unexpected business risks.

Counter Trafficking Airport Project


The Airport Response Project exists to equip:

  • government agencies,
  • airlines and
  • service providers

with the skills and tools needed to proactively respond to human trafficking in a trauma-informed manner.


To Create

  • verified data,
  • trends,
  • watchlists and
  • awareness drives

to bridge gaps towards a Global Safety Network.


Establish a strong holistic port-to-port collaboration.

Airport Response Project

The Anti-Human Trafficking Airport Response Project is to equip government agencies, airlines and service providers with the skills and tools needed to proactively respond to human trafficking in a trauma-informed manner. Establish a strong holistic port-to-port collaboration. Create verified data, trends, watchlists and awareness drives that bridge gaps towards a Global Safety Network.