Since 05 April last, passenger flow at Toulouse-Blagnac airport has been revamped, with the opening of the new single security checkpoint situated in the extension of Hall D, along with a new duty-free area.
New single security checkpoint
As the flagship project of the “My airport 2018” development plan, the Hall D extension was completed at the beginning of April, after 1 year of works. A 3000 m² extension houses the new security checkpoints and becomes the sole point of access to the departure lounge. The existing access points via Halls B and D have now been permanently closed.
This area, with the very latest in technology, has been designed and fitted out to offer the passengers a pleasant and easy check-in and boarding process. A route specially designed for families and persons of reduced mobility is also available.
With direct access from the P1, P2, P3 Proxiparc car parks and passenger drop-off points (tramway, P5/P6 Ecoparc car park shuttles), the passengers who have already checked-in or who have no check-in baggage will have immediate access to the departure lounge.
To help passengers find their way through this new layout, the airport has made considerable efforts to optimise communication on the site.
A new duty-free
Once security has been cleared, the passengers are directed to an area decked out in the Occitanie colours, where they will obtain flight information on a multiscreen display.
They then continue on through the new duty-free area. This new duty-free area is open to all passengers, whether for national, European (Schengen area, VAT applied to the price of the product) or international (outside SCHENGEN area, VAT not applied) flights and has been considerably scaled up: it has gone from 680 m² to 1800 m², will propose the traditional alcohol-tobacco-perfume to be found in all airport duty-free shops, but this will be supplemented with a selection of the best regional products and a space devoted to watches, jewellery and sunglasses, along with an Airbus corner.