RANDOM explosives testing and the need to remove laptops from bags are due to become a thing of the past at Newcastle Airport. The Williamtown hub will install high-tech security infrastructure this week in what chief executive Dr Peter Cock said would be a screening process more focused on patrons.
"As an example, our passengers will no longer be required to undergo random explosives detection testing, or need to remove laptops from their hand luggage, making for a much smoother and convenient journey," Dr Cock said.
"Of course, the safety of passengers is a key priority for us, and this new high-tech screening infrastructure will help us to deliver on that commitment, whilst ensuring the highest level of security for all."
The upgrade comes a month after Newcastle Airport rolled out a flight information display system (FIDS) to provide more travel information and alerts for passengers.
Airport passenger figures in September rose 4.6 per cent compared to the same month last year.
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