Tampa debuts e-gates

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Tampa International Airport has introduced electronic gates at the entrance to its Airside A shuttle lobby, prior to rolling them out airport-wide.

The new gates will enable ticketed passengers and cleared guests to gain access to the airside shuttle, replacing the current system that requires manual scanning. Passengers simply scan their boarding pass and the gates swing open. If they are at the wrong gate, they will receive an error message.

The introduction of e-gates means that Tampa can go from two to four boarding pass scanning devices per airside, helping to speed up the process and making it faster for passengers to get to their gates.

The e-gates are expected to be deployed at the remaining three shuttle entrances later this year.

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Tara has worked for UKi Media & Events since 2013, initially as a freelancer. She has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a range of publications, including Personnel Today, Management Today and The Grocer.

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