At present, airports are one of the few transport infrastructure facilities where we can see significant passenger comfort restrictions. In addition to several legal acts regulating precisely the rules of using this form of communication, we also deal with a continuous process of passenger flow management, broadly understood logistics and investment works, which significantly affect the airport's operational readiness. One of the essential elements related to air transport is the need to ensure air operations safety. The requirements and limitations associated with the transporting specific objects and substances and the tools for their detection are quite precisely defined in the applicable legal acts. These activities serve one purpose: to prevent acts of unlawful interference. However, the work indicates another element, perhaps less visible in the entire security control process, but equally crucial for the proper functioning of the security system. It is access control. The work shows the method of access control management in the context of an airport's functioning with many thousands of users. Bearing in mind the need to verify people moving around the airport and immediately react to all kinds of staff and structural rotations that directly affect people's rights to stay in specific airport zones, we can assess airport security level. Notably, the work shows the dependence of the entire airport's safety on managing its single link, which is the airport pass. This article also shows the impact of the automation of the access control management process on work efficiency and the effectiveness in achieving its primary goal, which is to protect the airport against unauthorized entry into the protected area.