Open Gate at Istanbul Atatürk Airport
‘Open Gate’ security is put into practice in Istanbul Ataturk Airport as of March 15, 2012.
With the new practice, the security control points and x-ray machines at the gates are removed and passengers are now subject to security check before the passport control desks. The passengers who complete their check-in procedures go through the security control and get their hand luggage checked through X-ray screening. Flights to USA and Canada will continue to have additional security procedures applied at the boarding gates.