Munich Airport has begun trials of a new Express Queue system in its Terminal 1.

The Bavarian airport hopes that the new system will help it more effectively manage passenger flows ahead of security checkpoints in Terminal 1, thus reducing waiting times. Air travellers departing for destinations in non-Schengen countries now have the option to secure a 30-minute window for access to security checkpoints and passport control, free of charge.

Passengers can book an Express Queue slot online. The service is available daily from 6:00am to 3:00pm at the security checkpoints in departure areas B and C of Terminal 1. The last available slot is no later than 90 minutes before departure time.

After going through check-in, passengers wishing to use Express Queue must turn up at its entrance in front of the security checkpoint within their time slot. By scanning the QR code on their booking confirmation, they can go straight to the security checkpoint via the separate entrance. The same QR code provides fast-track access to passport control.

Munich Airport is initially testing this process for 60 days.

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