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Security Checkpoint Modelling

As part of our efforts to provide airports with insight during the pandemic, ACI World has published findings of simulations on the impact of applying physical distancing at airport security checkpoints which show capacity could be reduced by up to 75%.

Working with EBEA consulting and Transoft solutions, ACI World has designed 11 alternative measures to physical distancing keeping passengers and staff safe while, at the same time, keeping checkpoints moving when passenger traffic inevitably increases.

These measures can help airports plan ahead to facilitate an increase in passenger numbers, without having to compromise on health and safety.

Some examples include:

  • Face masks
  • Pre-travel testing
  • Continuous tray or UVC cleaning and high touchpoint cleaning
  • Installation of plexiglass
  • Crowd monitoring software

Simulations using these alternative measures at checkpoints are explained in two video representations:​​​​​​ one for high-throughput airports (greater than 250 pax/hour per lane), and another one for airports with a more standard flow of traffic (lower than 250 pax/hour per lane).

These measures meet ACI World’s Smart Security vision to increase security, operational efficiency and improve customer experience at checkpoints. While many airports are exploring touchless processes, these measures can help airports until such technologies are implemented.

Security Checkpoint Modelling (Smart Security)

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