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Fast-track scanners introduction delayed once more at airports

  • The Next Generation Security Checkpoints will not be prepared by the June deadline 

Holidaymakers face large queues this summer time after ministers admitted new fast-track scanners won’t be fitted at airports for at the least one other 12 months.

Transport Secretary Mark Harper mentioned the Next Generation Security Checkpoints will not be prepared by the June deadline.

The expertise slashes ready instances by permitting passengers to depart laptops and liquids in carry-on baggage. It may even enable travellers to pack bigger portions, successfully ending the 100ml liquid restrictions. 

The scanners produce extra detailed photographs, that means passengers can move by means of airport safety with containers holding as much as two litres of liquid of their hand baggage.

But barely any airports have totally put in them but and none of Britain’s ten busiest hubs have.

Aviation Minister Anthony Browne disclosed that the 'Next Generation Security Checkpoints' - intended to slash waiting times by allowing passengers to leave laptops and liquids in their carry-on baggage - are only in place at one UK airport

Aviation Minister Anthony Browne disclosed that the ‘Next Generation Security Checkpoints’ – meant to slash ready instances by permitting passengers to depart laptops and liquids of their carry-on baggage – are solely in place at one UK airport 

Paul Charles, head of journey consultancy The PC Agency, mentioned British airports remained ‘a long way behind’ abroad counterparts. 

He added: ‘Security lanes are quicker abroad than many UK airports, and this summer time will see UK departing passengers queuing longer than they must.’

London City Airport, the nation’s fifteenth busiest, is the one one recognized to have put in the brand new scanners .

Heathrow, Britain’s busiest airport, has beforehand mentioned it expects to have the scanners totally fitted in all safety lanes this summer time, however Gatwick, the second busiest, will not do till March subsequent 12 months.

Both Manchester, the third busiest airport, and Stansted, the fourth, mentioned the total set up will solely be full in 2025.

The Government blamed ‘the worldwide provide chain’s continued restoration from the Covid-19 pandemic’ for lacking the deadline. Security restrictions for liquids have been launched in 2006 following a foiled terror plot to explode planes flying from London to the US.