Mangaluru International Airport ensures passenger awareness on baggage security
- BCAS directs Indian airports to raise passenger awareness on baggage security
- Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) takes proactive measures to ensure passenger understanding of the guidelines
- Standees with pictograms placed in prominent locations outside of the domestic and international security hold areas
Mangaluru, Feb 06, 2023: The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) recently issued a directive to airports in India to increase passenger awareness on permitted items in hand and check-in baggage. In response, Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) has taken proactive measures to ensure passenger understanding of the guidelines.
Standees with pictograms have been placed in prominent locations outside of the domestic and international security hold areas for easy reference, and the airport’s airline partners have also set up information displays on the subject.
According to BCAS, cigarette lighters, scissors, knives, liquids, aerosols, and gels are the most commonly recovered items at security checkpoints across airports. Other prohibited items recovered include sharp objects, screwdrivers, rope, luggage chains, candles/wax, and coconuts. Power banks and e-cigarettes/aerosols/sprays are the least commonly recovered items in the inline hold baggage screening system.
Security associates working in the security hold area inform passengers on the dos and don’ts of the mandatory security check and MIA is proactively implementing all other BCAS directives in this regard.
This effort by MIA highlights the airport’s commitment to ensuring passenger safety and adhering to the guidelines set by BCAS.