A spokesman for the federal police said it could be that up to 6,000 travelers die within a few hours. With such a rush, waiting times would not be avoided – “even if all security positions are occupied,” said the spokesman. With such an enormous number of passengers, the area also reaches its structural limits. The airport expects up to 15,000 passengers a day during the autumn holidays.
Passengers should be there three hours before departure
In view of the expected tourist crowds, the Federal Police advises to be at the airport in Langenhagen three hours before departure. In addition, the officers again reminded the observance of the current rules – for example, bottles with liquids over 100 milliliters do not belong in hand luggage. The same applies to pocket knives and lighters, which are considered dangerous objects. In the end, I have therefore repeatedly searched hand luggage after the x-ray. When. This takes a lot of time, said a spokesman. Despite repeated reports, “tons of liquids and objects have been disposed of at the security checkpoint” since the beginning of October.
Waiting times of six hours
Because of a lack of staff at the security company, long queues had repeatedly formed at the controls at Hanover Airport. People stay there for up to six hours. Some passengers even missed their flights as a result. In the end, the situation is said to have improved again. The federal police attributed this to additional preliminary controls.
Personnel from others
For the nun standing autumn vacation, the security company has assigned the federal police from other areas. This is to cope with the rush of travelers at the airport. Nevertheless: “Due to the number of passengers and the existing infrastructure will not be completely avoidable in certain time windows,” said the spokesman.