Glasgow Airport, in the UK, has launched automated boarding pass scanners to provide passengers flying out of the airport with a speedier check-in facility.
The new scanners have been installed as part of the airport’s upgrade programme, which has seen an investment of £21 million to date.
The six self-service scanners are currently operational in the main security hall and are expected to reduce waiting time and queues when checking in. The same type of boarding pass scanner is also currently operational at both London City and Gatwick Airports in the UK.
Amanda McMillan, the managing director of Glasgow Airport, said, ‘Our focus in recent years has been on improving our customers’ journey through the terminal building and not only will this technology further enhance our compliance with strict industry security regulations, it will significantly reduce the amount of time passengers spend in the security hall, particularly during peak times.
In terms of queue times, we are one of the best performing airports in the UK but that hasn’t prevented us from wanting to make further improvements. The introduction of the new scanners is just one of a number of measures we have recently implemented and it comes at a time when more and more people are choosing to fly from Glasgow Airport.’
Around 20,000 passengers travel through Glasgow Airport each day, and the new technology is expected to make travel less stressful for them.
The Scottish minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Fergus Ewing, said, ‘Glasgow Airport is one of Scotland’s busiest airports, carrying approximately seven million passengers to 90 destinations each year. The airport makes a substantial contribution to Scotland’s economy, providing a vital service for leisure and business travellers and supporting 7,300 jobs.’