Security is a top priority at Lugano Airport therefore, in order to reduce waiting times at security checkpoints and achieve maximum customer satisfaction, we require the passenger’s support. Following is a list of procedures and regulations to keep in mind while packing that will help you start your journey in a fast and timely manner.
Hold luggage checks
After check-in your baggage will be screened before it can be loaded into the aircraft in order to ensure it doesn’t contain any prohibited items. In some cases it may be necessary for the baggage to be opened and checked, this will be carried out by a specialist in the presence of the passenger concerned
Please see below the paragraph on “Dangerous Items” to see what cannot be packed in your hold baggage.
Passenger and hand luggage control
Before entering the sterile area you will have to be checked together with your hand luggage in order to ensure that you are not carrying any prohibited items. Please see below the paragraph on Dangerous Items to see what can be taken on board.
To help speed the security process you should make the following preparations when at control point:
- To help speed the security process you should make the following preparations when at control point:
- Laptop (unpacked) in a separate tray.
- The re-sealable and transparent liquids bag (for details please refer to the paragraph on liquids).
- Clothing (coat, jacket, etc…) in the next tray. Add your handbag and all items that will fit into the tray. All metal objects such as coins, watches, keys, mobile phone, iPod, camera, lighters, etc… will have to be screened. In order to speed up the process we suggest you put them in your jacket or pocket bag.
- Place any items that do not fit into a tray directly onto the conveyor.
- Pass through the metal detector when instructed to do so by a member of staff. You may be asked to remove your shoes if the metal detector senses the presence of metal parts inside them.
- If the alarm is triggered you may have to be searched.
- Now you can pick up your belongings. If a second check of your hand luggage is required you will be instructed to please open your bag for the security officer to check it manually. In some cases, an additional search may be required in a separate room.
If you use a PACEMAKER or other similar medical devices please inform a member of the security staff before you pass through the metal detector.
Liquids in hand luggage
nternational regulations also restrict the amount of liquids that can be taken on board in your hand luggage.
Only liquids and cosmetics in containers holding no more than 100 ml are permitted, as long as they all fit in a 1 litre re-sealable plastic bag (no larger than 20cm x 20cm). Each passenger is allowed one plastic bag only which should close properly with all the items inside.
The only exception to this rule are baby food and medicaments which can be carried in amounts adequate to the duration of your journey. Kindly see below a list of examples of liquids. This list is not exhaustive and for further information you should refer to the airline you are flying with.
You can still buy liquids such as drinks and perfumes either in an airport shop when located beyond the security control point or on board of an aircraft operated by an European airline. These liquids will be additional to the quantities in the re-sealable plastic bag. If they are sold in a special sealed bag, do not open it before you reach your final destination, otherwise the contents may be confiscated at the next checkpoint. For further information please refer to the airline you are flying with.
Prohibited and/or dangerous items
Following is a list of items that are classified as dangerous and in some cases may not be taken on board. For further detailed information please refer to the airline you are flying with or visit the left hand side link to the Federal Office for Civil Aviation.
Explosives and falmmable substances/ chemical and toxic substances
All items at risk of explosion (i.e. gas, substances that are liquid and highly flammable, reactive or oxidizing substances, peroxides, corrosives, vehicles parts containing petrol, etc…) are forbidden in both hold luggage and hand luggage.
All substances that may develop fire, corrosion or toxic gas are absolutely forbidden in both hold and hand luggage. This includes items such as pigments, chemical products for the household, toxic substances that can provoke infections, radioactive materials, self-defence spray, etc…
Items in checked-in baggage only
The items pictured on the left cannot be taken in the hand luggage and are permitted only in the checked-in baggage.
For further detailed information please refer to the airline you are flying with or visit the left hand side link to the Federal Office for Civil Aviation.