Copenhagen Airport kicks off use of body scanners
They were supposed to be introduced in September, but Copenhagen Airport brought forward the launch date and implemented its new body scanners on Monday.
The airport said it had skipped a planned testing period for its body scanners. However, the hasty implementation is not expected to lead to longer queuing times at security checkpoints.
“There are some procedures we need to have in order in the first weeks, but passengers won’t be waiting longer, even though the scanners are being used earlier than planned,” Johnnie Müller, the head of security at Copenhagen Airport, told check-in.dk.
“Scanners are already being used at the airport and are being tested in the non-Schengen area and in SAS Fast Track. So we know how they work and will be ready to utilise them at all the security checkpoints.”
The airport revealed it will be primarily passengers in wheelchairs who will be searched in the traditional way.
The body scanners require passengers to enter them, lift their arms and turn around while their clothing is scanned.
New Boston route
In related news, Norwegian airline has announced it intends to open a new direct route from Copenhagen to Boston in May next year.
The flight will be the airline’s ninth long-distance route from Copenhagen. By November it will have routes to New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Las Vegas, Saint Croix, Puerto Rico and Bangkok.
“We are very pleased to launch yet another long-distance route,” said Bjørn Kjos, the CEO of Norwegian.
“It’s good news for Scandinavians and other Europeans looking for an affordable and comfortable trip to Boston and for Americans who dream of a trip to Europe.”