In 2024, passengers at Copenhagen Airport will be able to leave electronic devices and liquids in their bags during screening. Belts, watches and shoes will also no longer have to be removed.
CPH Airport is currently testing the new 3D scanner system. If everything goes to plan, it will be phased in next year, before being completely ready for all passengers in 2026.
The airport is already among the most efficient when it comes to moving passengers through security. With the new scanners, the airport estimates it can go from processing 200 passengers per hour per single track to 300-350 passengers per hour.
The move will also see a significant reduction in the number of trays used by each passenger when going through security – from an average of 3.5 today to an estimated 1.5 when the new system is fully in place.