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S. Korea to Invest Over 300 bln Won to Enhance Aviation Security with Advanced Tech

S. Korea to Invest Over 300 bln Won to Enhance Aviation Security with Advanced Tech

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Tuesday it will introduce a new screening system at airports around 2027, a cutting-edge technology that could help passengers avoid the hassle of taking out laptops and liquid items for security checks. The smart “walk through” system can detect laptops, radioactive materials, prohibited liquids and other [...]

Incheon Airport Removes Waiting Zones for Foreign Arrivals Under Eased COVID-19 Rules

Incheon Airport Removes Waiting Zones for Foreign Arrivals Under Eased COVID-19 Rules

SEOUL, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Incheon International Airport on Friday removed COVID-19 information desks and separate waiting zones for international travelers from the arrival halls in its two terminals as inbound travelers are now allowed to use public transportation. Previously, those who arrived from abroad were only allowed to take quarantine taxis or personal [...]

Tourists, Airport Workers Heartened on 1st Day of Quarantine Exemption for Fully Vaccinated Arrivals

Tourists, Airport Workers Heartened on 1st Day of Quarantine Exemption for Fully Vaccinated Arrivals

YEONGJONGDO, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Tourists and airport workers were heartened Monday as the country’s nearly two-year-long mandatory quarantine for international travelers was lifted for fully vaccinated people. Starting Monday, those who completed their vaccination no more than 180 days ago or got a third booster shot will no longer be subject to a [...]

Gov’t to Replace Airport Ground Vehicles with Eco-friendly Ones

Gov’t to Replace Airport Ground Vehicles with Eco-friendly Ones

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has announced plans to replace airport ground vehicles with eco-friendly ones. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Sunday it posted a notice to outsource a study on the introduction of eco-friendly airport ground vehicles. At present, diesel special vehicles are used for most airport ground [...]

Incheon Airport Introduces Disinfectant and Quarantine Guide Robots

Incheon Airport Introduces Disinfectant and Quarantine Guide Robots

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Incheon International Airport Corp., South Korea’s main airport operator, introduced two disinfectant robots and six quarantine guide robots at the airport’s Terminal 2 on Monday. The robots use 5G networking to monitor quarantine status in the airport in real-time and notify airport authorities. The self-driving robots are capable of [...]

S. Korean Lab on Track to Develop One-stop Security Inspection Technology Using Terahertz Waves

S. Korean Lab on Track to Develop One-stop Security Inspection Technology Using Terahertz Waves

DAEJEON, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The state-run Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has announced plans to develop new technology for a one-stop security inspection that uses terahertz waves to eliminate the need for individuals to take off their shoes. The technology would enable the inspection of dangerous materials such as explosives and deadly [...]

S. Korea to Participate in 600 bln-won Indonesian Airport Project

S. Korea to Participate in 600 bln-won Indonesian Airport Project

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s main airport operator said Sunday it will participate in a 600 billion-won (US$530 million) airport development project in Indonesia. The Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC) has formed a consortium with Indonesia’s state-run airport operator PT Angkasa Pura 1 (AP1) and local construction firm PT Wijaya Karya Tbk [...]

S. Korea Deploys 5G Tech in Airport Virus Check

S. Korea Deploys 5G Tech in Airport Virus Check

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Wednesday it has introduced mobile edge computing (MEC) technology at Incheon International Airport to operate an artificial intelligence (AI) system that screens potential COVID-19 patients in a move to step up preventative measures against the pandemic. The Ministry of Science and ICT said the system will [...]