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New scanners at Eindhoven Airport: liquids and electronics can stay in hand luggage

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Passengers flying from Eindhoven Airport will soon be able to leave liquids and electronics in their hand luggage. Eindhoven Airport will replace the X-ray machines and walk-through metal detectors in its security lanes with advanced CT scanners (for hand luggage) and security scanners (for passengers) before the end of the year. All of the airport’s security lanes will be equipped with these sophisticated scanners by mid-December, making the security process quicker and more pleasant for both passengers and security staff. The CT machines offer far greater possibilities than the existing X-ray machines. The new equipment can in fact produce much more detailed pictures (360° image) of hand luggage. An additional benefit is that Eindhoven Airport will need to hand out far fewer plastic bags than presently.

Two of the eight security lanes at Eindhoven Airport were fitted with the new scanners back in December 2018. The remaining lanes will be fitted with them over the coming weeks. Adjustments will be made within the security area to accommodate the work during this period. The existing lanes will be replaced by lanes featuring the new scanners.

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Eindhoven Airport is the second largest airport in the Netherlands with over 6 million passengers in 2018. The airport serves Brainport region and connects it with Europe and makes the region internationally accessible in balance with surroundings. The convenience for the passenger comes from the airport Álways Easy’ strategy. Flights depart from Eindhoven Airport to over 80 destinations. Speed and the total airport experience are its added values. With 2000 direct jobs the airport has grown into one of the region's largest employers. Business responsibility is part of our DNA. Continuously we pay attention to the balance between international connectivity, the environment, sustainability and the quality of live. The owners of Eindhoven Airport NV are the Schiphol Group, the province Noord-Brabant and Eindhoven city.

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