An aviation journalist believes that some people taking flights to Australia and other destinations may not be completely happy with fully automated airports.

An aviation journalist believes that some people taking flights to Australia and other destinations may not be completely happy with fully automated airports.Elizabeth Moscrop explained many travellers may be happy with increased efficiency when it comes to security checks but people still require human intervention as part of the airport process.

“I don’t see airports eliminating bag screening by human beings for a long time. Additionally, a critical part of the screening process is passenger observation by other human beings,” said Ms Moscrop.

A recent Air Transport World Passenger Self-Service Survey, conducted by Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques, concluded automated security checks are now acceptable to 70 per cent of people compared to 58 per cent in 2009.

The study also found an increase in demand for automatic boarding gates and many more passengers opting to use online check-in services to speed up the process at the airport.

Written by Ruth Norris.

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