Birmingham Airport introduces temporary measures for smoother security checks

Birmingham Airport is implementing additional temporary measures to streamline security checks for passengers this summer.

These measures include the opening of an enlarged temporary structure with multiple ‘liquid check stations’ to ensure that cabin baggage complies with the new Government regulations introduced this month. Staffed by third-party customer service specialists, these stations will help passengers adhere to the temporary liquid rules on cabin baggage.

The introduction of these extra liquid checking stations is crucial to support the airport’s existing security and customer teams under the new restrictions.

Nick Barton, CEO of Birmingham Airport, said: ‘These new measures are designed to give passengers a smoother and easier experience though security. Our enlarged teams will be on hand to explain the new liquid rules, we all have to comply with, and help passengers prepare for security. The more we can do together to reduce the number of bags that don’t comply with these rules, the more we can reduce queues at security screening.

‘Our additional teams aim to help customers travel through the airport with the minimum of inconvenience arising from these restrictions this summer. As always, our advice is to only turn up when your airline has advised and remember that only containers of 100ml, or less, of liquids, pastes and gels can be carried in cabin luggage.’

Since the new restrictions were introduced on June 9th, Birmingham Airport has had to remove around 1.5 tonnes of liquids, pastes, and gels every day to ensure compliance with the Government regulations. The temporary facilities are intended to help passengers navigate these changes more smoothly.

For more information and advice, customers should visit the airport’s website and avoid arriving earlier than advised by their airline, as check-in may not be open.