Hermes Airports, operator of Larnaca International Airport, Cyprus, has announced the expansion of its auto-electronic gates system.
Overall, seven electronic gates are now in operation, all of them located in the departures area (check-in) serving departing passengers.
The automatic-electronic entry gates system allows passengers, carrying a printed copy of the airline’s boarding pass, to proceed directly to the security check and then to the retail area and departure gates of the terminal.
The process of using this system is very simple and only requires the scanning of the boarding pass of each passenger. Hermes says its system of automatic-electronic gates can serve up to 1,800 passengers per hour, which is expected to significantly reduce queuing times.
Hermes has also upgraded its Express Lane facility, allowing airlines to offer this service directly to their customers. It welcomed Aegean Airline’s decision to be the lead carrier for this service and encourages all other airlines to do the same.
Paphos International, the country’s second busiest airport, is also expected to gain more automated gates later this year.