Air passengers in Spain face security crackdown

20th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

20 May 2005, MADRID — Spain's civil aviation authority is to urge airline companies to force passengers to show identity documents when they buy tickets and when they check in for flights.

20 May 2005

MADRID — Spain's civil aviation authority is to urge airline companies to force passengers to show identity documents when they buy tickets and when they check in for flights.

The move follows efforts to tighten security on domestic and international flights throughout the European Union.

Passengers will have to present their passport or national identity card when they buy a ticket and check in for a flight.

The idea is to make sure the same document was used to buy the flight as the one which is presented at check-in desks.

At present, airlines in Spain only have to verify identities of passengers on international flights outside the EU Schengen or economic area, which involves the national territory of the 15 countries of the 'old EU'.

This does not include the ten mostly Eastern European countries which joined the EU last year.

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Subject: Spanish news
 

 

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