Frankfurt airport has opened seven new security lanes within the extension to Concourse A at Terminal 1.

The airport said that the news lanes are “equipped with latest-generation security technology to reduce waiting times for passengers”, and have been opened in time for the summer peak period.

The new lanes are part of a phased construction of the extension hall at Terminal 1.

They will remain in place until October, when they will be “removed and redeployed at other existing checkpoints in FRA’s two terminals” to allow for the final construction phase to be completed, before returning to the extension hall in time for the summer 2020 season.

The airport said that the configuration of the new checkpoint “offers more flexibility and faster security screenings”, with more passengers able to present their luggage for inspection at the same time, more space for analyzing X-rays and carrying out manual checks, and the ability for individual travellers to “pass by other slower passengers within the same lane”.

Commenting on the news Fraport CEO Schulte said:

“Thanks to the new control lanes, considerably more passengers can now pass through security control in Concourse A, resulting in shorter waiting times. All partners involved in this project worked very hard to ensure that the extension hall would be ready during the busy summer peak.

“Let me extend my special thanks to everybody involved! Completing such a construction project within just six months is certainly not something that can be taken for granted.”

The new security lane configuration will be gradually rolled out across the airport’s terminals, including at the forthcoming Terminal 3, the first phase of which is scheduled to open in 2021.