This is the first phase of the implementation of an automated system, which is located in the departures area.
It allows travellers when carrying a printed copy of the airline’s boarding pass, to proceed directly to security check and then to the retail, F&B and duty free areas and then to the departure gates of the terminal.
The simple process only requires the scanning of the boarding pass of each passenger.
Hermes Airports explains it has ensured that the usage of this system is also feasible and available to people with disabilities or reduced mobility (PRM).
The operation of the new E-gates for boarding pass access control also includes a second phase service, which will be available to the public soon.
Fast Track is used by many airports around the world and allows the public paying a small fee to enjoy a direct and quick entry to the departure gates of the terminal, thus avoiding the long queues forming sometimes during peak hours.
The installation and operation of the new automated electronic gates system at Larnaka International Airport, Hermes says is another step in “continuous efforts to provide upgraded services to both the local traveling public and the millions of tourists visiting Cyprus annually”.
Hermes Airports Ltd is the operator of Larnaka and Pafos airports, which handle more than seven million passengers annually.