Southern Ireland’s Cork Airport is to spend €2.4m (approx $3m) on upgrading its luggage security screening system to meet new standards from the European Union.
Work on the upgrade will begin in February 2013 with full installation expected to be complete by May. Global specialist luggage systems company, Logan Teleflex, has secured the contract and the new equipment is due on site in February.
“This project is about Cork Airport’s compliance with the highest international security standards for hold baggage,” said Niall MacCarthy, a director at the airport. “The long term view is important in the airport business and significant planning is required to ensure that the airport’s systems are safe, secure and provide the best possible service to the thousands of passengers who use our terminal every day.”
Cork Airport’s luggage system catered for over 1.2 million bags last year (excluding carry-on luggage) and the airport said it expects modest growth in 2013.