Copenhagen Airport developing innovative security checks

Copenhagen Airport is developing its central security control to make it easier to go through airport security checks in the future. 

The security, to be developed over the next couple of years, uses two dedicated lanes—lane 23 and 24—where the airport has already begun a trial of the changes. The two dedicated lanes will be longer and have more packing stations to increase the number of passengers that can prepare their trays ready for screening.

Johnnie Müller, head of security at Copenhagen Airport, said: “An increase in passengers and demands on security obviously places a high demand on the airport security control. It is therefore crucial that the new lanes and equipment are tested in operation, so that our employees and travellers can experience them in real situations.”

New technology along with new equipment for baggage screening will also be introduced on the two lanes in the spring. The new C3 equipment, displays advanced 3D images and allows passengers to leave electronics and liquids in the hand luggage during the screening process.

Mr Müller said: “Unlike other airports, we will also test the new equipment and the new lanes in close cooperation with both employees and passengers, instead of creating a closed test environment that has difficulty in reflecting reality.”

Copenhagen Airport will test several different screening equipment, including C3 scanners from various suppliers and new body scanners.

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