A new checkpoint passenger security screening concept is being trialled at Shannon Airport.
Shannon is the first airport in the world to trial the new pre-clearance checkpoint, which was developed as part of the EU-funded XP-DITE project.
The new approach being pioneered at Shannon – Europe’s first US pre-clearance airport – combines the European and US Pre-clearance checkpoints, replacing the two separate checkpoints which are used at present with just one. The Shannon trial will show how a checkpoint can be designed to comply with two different sets of regulations (EU and the US TSA systems).
This combined checkpoint is the first of its kind in the world and has been designed to improve customer experience. Passengers flying to the US will no longer have to queue up twice for separate security checks.
The trial will run at Shannon Airport from September for a ten-week period.