Los Angeles International Airport has debuted the first of its automated screening lanes as it continues with its $14 billion modernisation project.
Five of the 14 new automated screening lanes at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX security have been debuted.
The automated lanes allow up to five passengers to fill trays at the same time and proceed to the body scanner, allowing more passengers to be screened each hour.
The project is expected to be completed in the spring, and allow the checkpoint to screen almost a thousand more passengers per hour than its previous capacity of 3,220.
There are 11 airports in the U.S. using the automated screening lanes and when the LAX project is completed it is expected to have automated screening lanes than any U.S. airport, with 27.
Meanwhile, the airport says its ‘automated people mover’ will be open by 2023 as a means of connecting passengers on Los Angeles’ METRO service, which is due to open in 2019, to and from LAX.