Swedish airport operator Swedavia is introducing automated entry gates at security checkpoints across the country as part of its strategy to develop self-service solutions and make air travel smoother.
This week, Stockholm Arlanda Airport is introducing the technology in the main security checkpoint in Terminal 5, while last week, Göteborg Landvetter Airport had its first automated gates installed, and more will be placed in service later on.
During the year, the gates will also be rolled out at other Swedavia airports.
Swedavia has already installed automated check-in machines and automated bag drops and now has the most automated bag drops in the world.
Passengers flying from Åre Östersund Airport in northern Sweden can now drop off their skis in the automated bag drop. Automated check-in machines are also located at a number of hotels in Åre, so passengers can print bag tags and fasten them to their baggage before they even get to the airport.
Swedavia Airport’ director of aviation business, Elisabeth Axtelius said: “Self-service solutions are something that our airlines and that we want to introduce in order to simplify travel for passengers and increase the efficiency of our airlines. The new services are in line with what our airlines and passengers want.”