Larnaka Airport has installed seven Bar Code Boarding Pass scanning e-Gates.
Hermes Airports, the operator of Larnaka, calls them auto-electronic gates.
Overall, seven electronic gates are now in operation, all of them located in the departures area to serve departing passengers.
After check-in, passengers simply scan their boarding pass at the automatic-electronic entry gates to proceed directly to the security check and then to the retail area and departure gates of the terminal.
The system can serve up to 1,800 passengers per hour, which is expected to contribute significantly to the reduction of the total queuing time of the traveling public.
Larnaka first introduced boarding pass scanners in 2014.
Hermes has also upgraded its “Express Lane” facility, allowing airlines to offer this service directly to their passengers. To do so airlines have to correctly encode the boarding pass.
Aegean’s is to the first to offer the service.
The utilization of the auto-electronic gates system, is also expected to expand to Pafos International Airport, soon.
N.B. Image credit: Hermes Airports