Full-body scanners at Heathrow

2010-01-03 16:06

London - British airport operator BAA said on Sunday it would move quickly to install full-body scanners at London's Heathrow airport following the failed Christmas Day attack on a US-bound plane.

"Now that the government has given the go-ahead, we will introduce full-body scanners as soon as practical," a spokesperson for BAA, owned by Spain's Ferrovial, told Reuters.

He said BAA, which operates six British airports, was just looking at introducing the scanners at Heathrow - Europe's busiest airport by passenger numbers - at this stage.