Guangzhou Baiyun adds female-only security checkpoints

Three security lanes created just for women

Special lanes help women cut time spent in line, while protecting privacy

Three security lanes created especially for women began processing passengers at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Guangdong province on Monday.

China Daily reports that the aim is to protect the privacy of female passengers and help them avoid the embarrassment of being checked by male security guards.

All the security guards who work in the women’s lanes are women.

Children who fly with their mothers are also allowed to use the lanes.

The airport says that female passengers could reduce their time on security checks by about 15 percent.

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is said to be the first on the Chinese mainland to open such special security lanes.

Many women passengers have welcomed the lanes and more than 3,600 women passengers and dozens of children used the security lanes on the first day.

About Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is the major airport of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, China. Baiyun Airport serves as a hub for China Southern Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines.

In 2015, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport was China’s third busiest and world’s 17th busiest airport by passenger traffic, with 55,201,915 passengers handled. As for cargo traffic, the airport was China’s third busiest and the 19th busiest worldwide. Baiyun airport was also the third busiest airport in China in terms of aircraft movements.

N.B. Image credit: Guangzhou Baiyun

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