Travelers through Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen (OSL) are discovering that security control is the only part of procedures that isn’t automated. Now even ticket control is carried out by a machine.
Installation of the new machines, which were put into use last week, cost around NOK 6 million, but airport officials expect the savings in labour costs will make up for the outlay within a year. Instead of presenting their tickets to a security guard, outbound passengers must now place their tickets on a scanner and wait for a gate to automatically open.
The new ticket control machines follow installation of other machines that check in both passengers and their luggage. Newspaper Aftenposten reported that OSL is now among the most automated airports in Europe.