Work resumes on airport security system

From Jersey Airport
6th October 2023

The programme of work to upgrade the airport’s security system resumes next week with the installation of a third new X-ray machine.

Work to install new cabin baggage screening equipment began earlier this year to meet the June 2024 deadline. Two new machines were installed, and the new security process came into effect in July. One of the previous X-ray machines remained in place as a resilience measure.

Building work will now resume on Monday (9 October) to install the third and final machine.

Head of Security, Maria Le Tiec, said: “We have been running with the two new X-ray machines since July, and we are now ready to install the remaining machine. Full body scanners are scheduled for installation in November.

“Hoarding will be erected while the installation is underway, and we will guide passengers through the new layout.”

This programme of work is part of a £3 million project to improve customer facilities and upgrade security technology. This new security system will become compulsory for most UK airports in June 2024.

You can find more information on preparing to go through airport security on our website.

Jersey Airport