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Oslo Airport looking for volunteers to test its pioneering new security screening lanes

Oslo Airport is inviting passengers to help it test its planned new security screening lanes by volunteering to use them during ongoing trials over the next few months.

The gateway is currently working on developing a new more efficient and passenger-friendly security solution in connection with the construction of the "new Oslo Airport" and is eager to get feedback from travellers on its progress so far.

It claims that the new lanes under development will be the first of their kind worldwide and are "being designed with a view toward making the security check experience even better for our passengers."

Eleven new lanes will be installed in the new departures hall when it opens in April 2017 ensuring that the gateway is equipped with a total of 30 lanes across its terminals.

More room means a better experience

According to the airport, the new lanes are significantly larger than the current ones and are designed to ensure that each passenger has more room to place their hand luggage on the belt before they pass through the security check, and more room to organise the hand luggage after it has passed through the inspection.

"We know that sufficient space to take out their electronics and liquids is something that is high on our passengers' wish list," says head of communications Joachim Westher Andersen.

"The same is true for the area where they replace these items in their carry-ons. That is why the new lanes are much larger, with room for more people and more space to organise hand luggage.

"The lanes are also designed to allow passengers to take the time they need, without slowing down other passengers who need less time.

"We have placed great emphasis on logistics in the design of the lanes, with the objective of boosting capacity through the security check, while also ensuring that the passengers' travel experience gets off to the best possible start."
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Give Oslo Airport your feedback

A prototype of the new lanes has been installed in the current departures hall, and passengers are encouraged to test the improved design.

"It is installed at the far west end of the current departures hall, to the left of the escalator up from the train station. Passengers who would like to test the new lanes are very welcome to do so," says Andersen.

"They will have the opportunity to give their feedback directly to the personnel who will be on-site.

"This feedback will be used when we, together with our suppliers, determine which final adjustments should be made before the new scheme becomes fully operational."

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