Kaunas Airport is installing next-gen aviation security scanners and baggage handling lines. The three CT scanners in the departures zone will be in place in November, with testing planned during December. Starting in January 2024, departing passengers will enjoy the benefits of this cutting-edge technology.
Meanwhile, due to existing infrastructure constraints at Vilnius Airport, it is not possible to install the new generation of aviation screening equipment in the old terminals, so the technology will be deployed in the new departure terminal and will be operational in the first quarter of 2025. A total of seven baggage screening lines and scanners will be replaced at Vilnius Airport.
“We are taking a very important step towards technological innovation and are the first Baltic airports to actually implement this solution,” said Vidas Kšanas, Head of the Safety and Security Department, Lithuanian Airports. “A significant change for passengers will be that from January next year at the aviation security check at Kaunas Airport it will no longer be necessary to take any electronic devices out of hand luggage, but they, as well as other items, will be visible and analysed in three dimensions with the help of our new generation scanners without even removing them from suitcases or backpacks.”