Prague Airport has completed the installation of a new centralized security checkpoint in Terminal 2 (T2). All passengers flying from the Czech Republic to Schengen countries will pass through the new security checkpoint, which boasts eight fully automated lanes and six manual x-ray lanes. The checkpoint is the largest renovation at T2 since it opened in 2006.
“The new centralized security checkpoint facility at T2 is one of several short-term development projects that we are currently implementing,” said Václav Řehoř, chairman of the board of directors, Prague Airport. “In future, we intend to introduce other major modern technologies such as body scanners and replace manual lines with automatic ones. However, these follow-up steps will be primarily implemented in response to future trends and developments in the air transport market.”
In total, Prague Airport invested €7.7m (US$8.9m) in the new security checkpoint and related buildings, including new technologies and all structural modifications. Thanks to these new features, the checkpoint is capable of handling up to 2,500 passengers per hour, a 40% increase over its previous capacity. The checkpoint area itself will also help to improve passenger comfort, with more space and improved wayfinding.
In addition to the latest security technologies, the facility makes use of dispensers for shoe covers, dispensers for liquid bags, a light-based navigation system, and storage and collection counters. The previous security area will now be used by Prague Airport to build a brand new commercial zone with an improved range of restaurants and shops.