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New security smart lanes

24/11/2014

The airport will be installing one new automated 'smart lane' and two new L-3 Body Scanners in security.

Installation of the first body scanner and new 'smart lane', which will replace current lanes five and six, began on November 21 and will take close to two weeks to complete.

From 26-28 November the new lane will be open to passengers for a soft launch, during the afternoon period only, when a team of security officers will man the lane. The installation of the second body scanner, in North Search, will commence on 1 December and is scheduled to be completed by 3 December.

While this work is on-going the number of security lanes will be reduced to six and during peak demand periods North Search will be open more frequently to passengers to help minimise disruption, however there will be planned use of the balcony queuing area as there will be a reduction of Central Search queuing space due to hoarding.

The airport's investment in this new technology is to further enhance the efficiency, throughput and passenger experience. With the new automated lane, which is slightly longer than the current lanes, passenger throughput will increase as four passengers can be processed at one time and the new body scanners will provide a higher level of security and will be less intrusive.

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