Ten automated passport stations will be installed at Luxembourg Airport’s terminal A in 2018
Passengers flying through Luxembourg will be able to have their passports checked at an automated border terminal, starting in spring 2018.
According to our sister magazine, Paperjam, ten automated stations will be installed at Luxembourg Airport’s terminal A. It is hoped that the measure will shorten queues for passengers arriving from non-Schengen countries.
German technology firm Veridos announced on Thursday in a press release it had been commissioned by Luxembourg police to install ten VISOTEC eGates, as the controls are known. The terminals will be able to verify the identity of each passenger within 18 seconds, it said.
The terminals will be installed in the arrivals area of terminal A, with five on the arrivals side and another five on the departures side.
“The goal is to significantly increase the flow of passengers, especially at the arrivals level”," said Lux-Airport CEO Johan Vanneste told Paperjam, adding: “When two or three aircraft from non-Schengen countries arrive at the same time, we have unacceptable waiting times of up to one hour, which is a source of complaints from our passengers.”
Among other changes planned for next year, police will serve five counters on the arrivals side, up from three, and four on the departure side. To make space for this, the airport will remove the transfer room and some offices from the baggage claim area. These changes will be introduced to increase border control services. An additional 10 civil servants are to be deployed to control the border by 2018, of which seven were recruited between 2016 and 2017.