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Spanish airports will improve security with high technology

21 February, 2024

This year, Aena will begin installing high-tech scanners at the three busiest Spanish airports, which therefore have many security filters. According to the managing body, during the course of this year the new control equipment will be implemented in: Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, together accounting for almost 50% of passengers entering or leaving the country.

This equipment will make the travel experience more comfortable and faster for passengers, as they will no longer be required to carry liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) in a transparent bag or their mobile devices separately from their hand luggage when passing through the security checkpoint, whilst maintaining a max. 100 ml restriction of LAGs.

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Subsequently, the equipment will be gradually deployed in the other busiest airports of the Aena network from 2025 onwards. Specifically, in 2025 they will reach Malaga airport, and in 2026, Gran Canaria, Tenerife Sur, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Alicante, Ibiza, Menorca, Valencia and Bilbao airports.