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High Tech Security Suite Opens at Gatwick Airport

High Tech Security Suite Opens at Gatwick Airport

Friday 14th October 2011

Getting through airport security just got faster!

Gatwick airport expects passengers to be processed in under five minutes after the opening of its new £45 million security area in the south terminal. The 19 new security lanes will allow almost 5,000 people per hour to pass straight through to the departure lounge. The lanes include two dedicated for families with young children and passengers with reduced mobility, and two dedicated lanes for passengers travelling first class or business class. Passengers travelling through the new security area will be able to swipe their boarding card or Smartphone displaying their boarding card at security access gates. Colour-coded lanes will have screens displaying the actual queue time, enabling passengers to choose the lane they want to use and instructions on what they can take through will be on large screens in five languages.