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London airport announces new procedures

New guidelines will be followed by passengers leaving from London-City Airport (LCY) when they pass through security. 

For the first time since March 4, 2006, passengers will be permitted to pass through airport security with fluids, gels, and pastes that measure more than 100ml starting on that date. 
London airport announces new procedures

Also, passengers can bring up to two liters of liquids with them without having to divide their toiletries into see-through containers or remove electrical goods from their hand luggage. The new procedures are made possible by the sophisticated scanners that London City Airport recently installed. 

With the use of the C3 Scanners, staff members may check passengers’ baggage from every angle by taking high-resolution 3D photos of the bags. 

Since UK authorities stopped a terrorist group’s intention to blow up planes using liquid explosives, strict regulations around liquids have been in place. 

The 100ml restriction was raised to two liters at Teesside International Airport (MME) in March 2023, making it the first airport in the UK to do so. 

Following years of thorough testing, the new technology will soon be implemented at other London airports like Gatwick and Heathrow. 

Alison FitzGerald, the chief operating officer at London City Airport, told the BBC that the workers had received fresh training in the new technology. 

The equipment can distinguish between a non-hazardous and a dangerous liquid, and the degree of processing through the X-ray is even more secure than it was before, according to the COO. “The entire procedure is quicker since there is just one bag on one tray now, and you don’t have to take everything out like there was before you had to empty your bag and put it in various trays.”

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