17.04.2024 | 12:17

No more need to remove liquids and mobiles from luggage

8 March, 2023

The new technology of 3D X-ray scanners will arrive in airports in Spain in late 2023, initially in Madrid-Barajas and Barcelona-El Prat, the busiest, with almost 40% of passengers entering or leaving the country as a whole. The next one will be Palma de Mallorca, the third in traffic and then it will be deployed gradually in the rest of the installations of the AENA network.

The airports of Palma de Mallorca and Málaga-Costa del Sol will have new scanners in 2025 and those of Gran Canaria, Tenerife Sur, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Alicante, Ibiza, Menorca, Valencia and Bilbao in 2026. Travellers will no longer have to keep liquids, aerosols and gel in plastic bags in their hand luggage or remove mobile devices.

The latest generation scanners use the Automatic Explosive Detection System for Cabin Baggage (EDSCB) technology, which, through the use of X-rays, generates high-resolution 3D images to carry out a detailed inspection of a quality comparable to that of opening the luggage directly.