Public/Private Partnerships Perform Passenger and Baggage Screeningat Nearly all of Europe's Busiest Airports

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Public/Private Partnerships Perform Passenger and Baggage Screeningat Nearly all of Europe's Busiest Airports

November 15, 2001 10 min read
The Heritage Foundation

Rank by Total Int'l PAX1

CITY (AIRPORT CODE)

PASSENGER & HAND BAGGAGE SCREENING 2

Private Screeners?

HOLD BAGGAGE SCREENING Y

Private Screeners?

1

LONDON (LHR)

BAA

Y

ADI Initial, SIS (CIVAS)

Y

2

PARIS (CDG)

SIFA/Brinks/ICTS

Y

ICTS/ASA/SIFA

Y

3

FRANKFURT/MAIN (FRA)

FRAPORT

Y

FRAPORT and others 3

Y

4

AMSTERDAM (AMS)

Group 4 Falk

Y

Randon Securicor-ADI & Group 4 Falk

Y

5

LONDON (LGW)

BAA

Y

ICTS; Initial

Y

6

BRUSSELS (BRU)

Securair

Y

Securair

Y

7

ZURICH (ZRH)

State Police

State Police 4

See note 4 below

8

COPENHAGEN (CPH)

Copenhagen Airport Security

Y

Copenhagen Airport Security

Y

9

MANCHESTER (MAN)

Manchester Airport plc

Y

Securicor/ADI

Y

10

MADRID (MAD)

Vinsa, State Police

Y

State Police



11

MUNICH (MUC)

SGM (Airport Company)

Y

various private companies 3

Y

12

ROME (FCO)

Aeroporto di Roma; physical searches handled by police

Y

Aeroporto di Roma

Y

13

DUSSELDORF (DUS)

ADI

Y

ADI

Y

14

MILAN (MXP)

SEA; physical searches handled by police

Y

SEA

Y

15

DUBLIN (DUB)

Aer Rianta (Airport Authority)

Y

Aer Rianta (Airport Authority)

Y

16

STOCKHOLM (ARN)

Group 4 Falk

Y

Group 4 Falk

Y

17

VIENNA (VIE)

VIASS

Y

VIASS and others 3

Y

18

PARIS (ORY)

ASA, SIFA

Y

ICTS, Brinks

Y

19

BARCELONA (BCN)

Prosegur, State Police

Y

Prosegur,State Police

Y

20

LONDON (STN)

BAA

Y

ADI (Securicor)

Y

21

LISBON (LIS)

State Police 5

See note 5 below

State Police 5

See note 5 below

22

OSLO (OSL)

ADECCO, Olsten

Y

ADECCO, Olsten

Y

23

MALAGA (AGP)

80% Securitas/20% State Police

Y

80% Securitas/20% State Police

Y

n/av

GENEVA (GVA)

Airport Authority

Y

ICTS

Y

n/av

ATHENS (ATH)

ICTS/Wackenhut/3D

Y

Hermis/Civas

Y

n/av

NICE (NCE)

ICTS, SGA

Y

ICTS, SGA

Y

n/av

HELSINKI (HEL)

Securitas

Y

Securitas

Y

n/av

BIRMINGHAM (BHX)

ICTS & AAS

Y

ICTS & AAS

Y

n/av

BERLIN (BER)

Securitas

Y

Securitas

Y

n/av

STUTTGART (STR)

FIS

Y

FIS

Y

n/av

COLOGNE (CGN)

ADI

Y

ADI

Y

n/av

HAMBURG (HAM)

FIS

Y

FIS

Y

n/av

HANNOVER (HAJ)

FIS

Y

FIS

Y





1 Based on 1999 Int'l Airport Traffic Statistics from ACI.

2 As of October 2001.

3 These airports do not have centralized baggage screening, but airlines hire private companies to x-ray bags.

4 Public/private partnership underway.

5 Legislation proposed to permit public/private sector partnership.

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