MADRID – Spain’s AENA, a public company that manages the country’s main airports, announced Monday that passengers at Spanish airports will no longer have to put their liquids and electronic devices in security trays in 2024 due to the installation of new 3D scanners at security checkpoints.
AENA said the 3D X-ray scanners, equipped with new technologies that analyze the contents of luggage in detail, will be put into use that year.
Madrid Barajas and Barcelona El Prat airports, which account for 40% of passenger traffic in Spain, will be the first airports to receive the new scanners, and they will be installed at Palma de Mallorca and other airports by the end of 2024.
AENA will tender for the purchase of 3D X-ray scanners this year.
The company will invest €1.17 billion ($1.25 billion) in renewing baggage control and security devices between 2018 and 2028. (Anadolu)