‘Next generation’ security technology installed at airport

New cutting-edge security scanners are being deployed at Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) this summer.

The introduction of this screening technology enables passengers to leave both liquids and large electronic items, such as laptops, iPads and tablet devices, in their bags while passing through security.

As per latest Department for Transport guidance, all liquids are required to be in containers not exceeding 100ml but an unlimited number of these containers can be taken.

These advanced systems are intended to enable a smoother and more efficient security process for all passengers, significantly reducing queues for departing travellers.

The security technology is now in full operation at LBA. It is one of the first airports in the UK that has deployed this system for the entire operation.

Vincent Hodder, chief executive officer at the airport, said: “As Yorkshire’s international gateway, we are committed to ensuring passenger safety, while also providing a seamless, quick and efficient experience for those travelling through the airport.

“The introduction of the C3 scanners will enable our security staff to operate with greater accuracy, prioritising passenger safety while minimising unnecessary delays.

“We are thrilled with the installation of this next generation technology and are already seeing the positive impact on both security and customer experience.

“But we remind passengers to check before travelling when flying into Leeds Bradford from other airports, as these may not have the same security technology and may have different security requirements.”