Airports Authority of India (AAI), recently said that it has endorsed AAICLAS, the integrated logistics arm of AAI, for carrying out in-line baggage screening at various airports starting from October 1, 2019.

As a benefit of this in-line baggage screening system, the passengers won’t have to stand in the long queues near the X-ray machines to scan their baggage before check-in.

AAICLAS will first commence operations on stand-alone screening system at Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Calicut airports.

But later, it will be promoted to Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)-approved in-line baggage system at all airports in the country.

According to an official, on Wednesday, the AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Company Ltd (AAICLAS) and AAI have made an agreement to bring this functionality into effect at the airports.

As per the agreement, AAICLAS will be carrying out hold baggage screening function under the control, supervision and administration of AAI at various domestic and international airports.

Notably, this new system is in compliance with the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) norms for ensuring safe and secure in-line hold baggage screening system, it said.