Larnaka Airport in Cyprus has announced the launching of self scan boarding passes before security for access control to the airside areas.
This is the first phase of the implementation of an automated system located in the departures area and allows passengers to use a printed boarding pass to proceed to the security check and then to the shops and the departure gates of the terminal.
The process is simple and only passengers just have to scan the barcode on the boarding pass to gain access to the security area.
At an egate, passengers self scan their boarding passes, and only a valid travel document will open the egate, allowing access to the security screening area.
The system is also available to people with disabilities or reduced mobility (PRM).
Larnaka (LCA) calls the system E-gates for Boarding Pass Access Control.
A second phase is coming soon called “Fast Track” and this will allow passengers to pay a fee to enjoy a direct and quick entry to the departure gates of the terminal, thus avoiding the long queues observed sometimes during peak hours.
Self scan boarding passes before security is now the norm at many airports including Copenhagen, Lisbon and Riga.