Bild: “Frankfurt Airport not secure”

The security checks at one of Europe’s busiest airports – one often used by American travellers as well – are done so badly that airlines’ and passengers’ safety is at risk. Half of the times items that should never make it on board get through anway, at Frankfurt Main International Airport in Germany.

That’s the result of a test of the security checks of air travellers and their luggage at Germany’s main hub, according to Bild. The German newspaper quotes an apparently leaked, recent report by investigators of the European Commission – the executive body of the European Union (EU) of 28 nations. According to Bild Frankfurt Main suffers from bad work routines at the security check points and staff personnel that is unable to rightly interpret the X-Ray scans of luggage.

Although Airheadsfly.com could not get the news confirmed by EU sources at this time, if the results are really as bad as they seem Frankfurt Main IAP could loose its Schengen status, meaning that the rather hassle-free travel for European Union citizens is lifted causing longer queues for all air travellers and economic damage to the airport.

© 2014 Airheadsfly.com editor Marcel Burger

A Lufthansa Boeing 747 at Frankfurt Main International Airport (Image (CC) Heidas)
A Lufthansa Boeing 747 at Frankfurt Main International Airport (Image (CC) Heidas)