Copenhagen Airport to launch automatic passport control
The massive queues that passengers flying outside of the EU sometimes endure at Copenhagen Airport could be a thing of the past in the not-too-distant future.
The airport has revealed it will establish nine new automatic passport control booths next year in order to improve security and passenger flow.
“We are continuously working on making it easier to move through the airport and our experiences with self-service show that the automation strengthens the passenger experience because they are given more control of their journey,” said Henrik Peter Jørgensen, the head of communications at Copenhagen Airport.
“In short, one could say that the ‘do-it-yourself’ passenger is a happy passenger.”
Ready after Easter
The booths are expected to make travelling through Copenhagen a bit smoother for the roughly 7 million passengers who travel to or from destinations outside of the Schengen Area.
The automated passport booths will be placed in Finger C and are scheduled to be ready for use in April 2016. The automatic passport booths will be able to be used by all EU citizens over the age of 18.
Aside from the nine new booths, there will also be four new manual passport booths set up to cater to passengers from non-EU nations and passengers who have yet to obtain a biometric passport.