London City Airport (LCY) is replacing its existing conventional security X-ray machines with new, state-of-the-art CT (computed tomography) scanners from Leidos.

The upgrade will enable travellers to leave everything in their hand luggage, as the new scanners eliminate the need to remove items, such as laptops and approved liquids, before going through the X-ray machine.

Commenting on the upgrade, LCY chief operating officer Alison FitzGerald said: “Following our one-lane trial this year, we know the new CT scanners are high performing and our passengers love them.

“We are always challenging ourselves to make the LCY experience even better, so this, alongside the £12m upgrade in the departure lounge, will mean the journey through the airport in 2023 will be even slicker, with more space and better food & beverage and retail options. This Leidos solution, alongside speed, also delivers the highest security specifications.”

London City will be amongst the first UK airports to offer a full CT security proposition.

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