Better info at Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport is introducing new technology that will allow the airport authorities to map out passenger flows more accurately. Bluetooth technology will be employed to measure passengers' waiting times.

The Bluetooth signal emitted by passengers' mobile phones will be registered by aerials at the airport. This will make it possible to calculate how long the average traveller needs in order to proceed from one measuring point to the next.

In this way the airport is able to calculate the average waiting time at the security check.

The new system will provide passengers with accurate information about waiting times at security checkpoints. Trials will now be carried out.

The technology should also offer many other new applications.

The airport stresses that the information is being gathered anonymously and that it is not possible for the authorities to identify the mobile phone's user on the basis of the Bluetooth identification number.