Abu Dhabi to introduce new luggage curbs
Abu Dhabi, October 23, 2007
New aviation security measures will be implemented at Abu Dhabi International Airport starting from November 1.
The new measures, which apply to for flights departing from Terminals 1 and 1A, including passengers transiting at these terminals, restrict the amount of liquids, aerosols and gels that passengers can carry onboard in their hand-carry luggage.
The new measures are in line with guidelines of the International Civil Aviation Oranisation (ICAO) and the directives of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
Passengers are advised to check-in all liquids, aerosols and gels items not required during their flight in their check-in luggage. Liquids, aerosols and gels required during the flight should be packed in accordance with the new restrictions, before passengers arrive at the airport, a statement said.
The restrictions are:
(a) Liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) must be in containers with a capacity no greater than 100ml each. LAGs carried in containers larger than 100ml will not be accepted, even if the container is partially-filled;
(b) Containers must be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity not exceeding 1-litre. These containers must fit comfortably within the transparent re-sealable plastic bag, which must be completely closed;
(c) Each passenger is allowed to carry only one transparent re-sealable plastic bag, which must be presented separately for screening;
(d) Exemptions will be made for medications, baby food and special dietary items.
(e) Exemptions will also be made for retail liquid items bought at the airport or on board the aircraft and packed in sealed transparent security Tamper-Evident Bags (STEBs) by airport/airline staff. The receipt shall be clearly displayed in the STEB and the date of purchase shall coincide with the date of travel.
The new security measures have already been implemented at Terminal 2 since June 30, 2007.
Passengers can continue to purchase liquids, aerosols and gels, such as liquor and perfumes, at Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 1A. Passengers who will be transiting or transferring at other airports will have their liquids, aerosols and gels purchases packed in sealed tamper-evident bags by the shops, with the receipt clearly displayed in the sealed bags. Passengers with queries on what purchases can be brought into their destination, or onto their connecting flights at another airport, may seek assistance from shop staff. –TradeArabia News Service