24 APRIL 2017


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Article from BTNews 24 APRIL 2017

Luton security upgrade

An enhanced security system is being introduced at Luton Airport following a new contract with the Copenhagen Optimisation (CopOpt) company to install its cloud-based Better Security platform.

The system, which officials say is to improve the efficiency of Luton’s security search area, has already been implemented successfully at other European airports, including Geneva and Dublin.

Luton has experienced rapid recent growth and claims to be the fastest-growing major London airport, with passenger numbers rising by 18.5% last year. The airport is carrying out the biggest investment in its history to expand annual capacity.

An upgrade of the terminal building is part of the programme, with improvements to the security area said to be a key part of this transformation to allow the operations team to manage the increased passenger numbers.

Operations director Neil Thompson said: “This innovative new planning system marks another milestone in the current transformation of the airport and passengers will benefit from a smoother journey through the security area thanks to it.”

As well as Better Security, Luton will also be introducing Better Forecast, which predicts the number of passengers using the security area to ensure the right number of staff are in place at peak times to avoid delays.



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