An automated, customs declaration kiosk designed to help speed air travellers through the process has earned YVR an international award from CAPA Centre for Aviation as the 2015 Airport Innovation of the Year. Used in 25 airports throughout North American, including YVR, and the Caribbean, the system is called BorderXpress. It’s a self-serve kiosk that has travellers enter their information which is sent in an encrypted form to the appropriate government agency. YVR officials stated it speeds up the process by up to 89 per cent. The award was announced Oct. 7 at the CAPA World Aviation Summit in Helsinki, Finland.