Security upgrades are underway at Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) with the installation of game-changing security infrastructure. Next-generation Leidos equipment will offer a smoother customer experience, enabling passengers to travel through security without the need to remove items from their cabin baggage. LBA expects to have the new equipment in full operation in February 2024.
The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has directed that airports must comply with the new passenger and cabin baggage security screening requirements by June 2024.
“We want to ensure that every passenger travelling through LBA has an easy, stress-free start to their journey,” said Damian Ives, Chief Operating Officer & Accountable Manager, Leeds Bradford Airport. “This investment is an essential part of streamlining our processes and making travelling through LBA an easier and more pleasant experience for everyone.”
In addition, LBA will install new body scanners, e-gates and smart automated tray return systems, enhancing the customer journey. The new system will provide automatically fed trays to passengers removing the need to unpack cabin baggage while having a constant flow of movement improving efficiency and reducing waiting times.