Manchester Airport Installs Full-Body Scanners

10 June 2010 (Last Updated June 10th, 2010 18:30)

Manchester International Airport in the UK has installed a full-body scanner at terminal one in a bid to reduce queues at the screening gates. The airport has relocated one of its three Rapiscan scanners, costing £80,000 ($115,784), from terminal two to terminal one to screen passenger

Manchester International Airport in the UK has installed a full-body scanner at terminal one in a bid to reduce queues at the screening gates.

The airport has relocated one of its three Rapiscan scanners, costing £80,000 ($115,784), from terminal two to terminal one to screen passengers travelling from either terminal.

The X-ray machine will help security staff to detect weapons and explosives hidden under passengers' clothes, according to Manchester Evening News.

A hi-tech glass booth, which acts as an advanced metal detector, has also been introduced at terminal one and aims to end manual passenger screening.