Thursday, June 6, 2019

Heathrow's new security scanners could end need to remove liquids from your bags

Heathrow has announced that it is rolling out new c throughout its airport, which could end the need for passengers to remove liquids and laptops from their bags when passing through security.

The technology will be installed across Heathrow’s terminals by 2022, with the rollout valued at over £50 million.

While the system will undoubtedly cut the amount of time needed for security screening, importantly, it could also reduce the amount of plastic used at the airport, with passengers no longer required to put their liquids in plastic bags.

Chris Garton, Heathrow Chief Operations Officer, said: “Heathrow has a proud history of investing in making every journey better and that’s why we’re delighted to be rolling out our new CT equipment.

“This cutting-edge kit will not only keep the airport safe with the latest technology, but will mean that our future passengers can keep their focus on getting on with their journeys and less time preparing for security screening.”

Heathrow will be the first UK airport to trial the technology.