The introduction of new scanning technology at OR Tambo International Airport could cut airport queuing times. But the system’s effectiveness will also depend on increased human resource capacity Frequent fliers who face morose officials, long queues, intrusive probing and the prospect of their travel plans blowing up in the face of officious immigration bureaucrats might soon shave a few minutes off this experience at OR Tambo International Airport.Airports Company SA (Acsa) wants to halve the average time spent in airport security lines. This comes as the business sector closely watches the effect congestion at SA’s busiest airport has on the bottom line, and at a time of some turbulence at Acsa itself.OR Tambo general manager Bongiwe Pityi says Acsa is piloting the use of full body scanners until January, as well as carousel scanning for luggage that is similar to the carousels from which passengers collect their belongings post-flight."The international waiting time in terms of ...

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