Cork Airport is upgrading its baggage security screening system to meet the latest EU standards by a January 2014 deadline, in a €2.4m investment.
The upgrade includes the installation of new security screening units to improve overall imaging and detection quality.
Work is due to begin next month, with full installation and commissioning due to take place in May, before the peak summer season.
“This project is about Cork Airport’s compliance with the highest international security standards for hold baggage,” said airport director Niall MacCarthy.
“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.”
Passengers and airport staff should expect minimal disruption while work on the upgrade is under way, as most work is to take place at night and in a restricted area airside.
Global specialist baggage systems company Logan Teleflex has secured the contract.
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