Security check times slashed at Belfast City Airport

Waiting times to get through security checks at Belfast City Airport have been slashed the business claims with the introduction of new systems and equipment.

Average processing times have come down to six minutes as the £1.5 million investment has seen the complete refurbishment of the security search area and the introduction of new security lanes which can process up to six passengers at a time.

Upgraded passenger service

Upgraded passenger service

New electronic boarding pass gates can now process multiple passengers and new scanning equipment has seen queues at peak times disappear.

“We want to exceed our passengers’ expectations when using the airport and the new security search system has to date received hugely positive feedback from passengers,” said operations director Mark Beattie.

“Using the latest technology, we’ve automated much of the security process.

“Over the past number of weeks, we’ve been monitoring passenger flows. We’re confident six minutes is the average time it should take to pass through the new security system.”

The investment in security is part of £15m infrastructure investment which includes the purchase of a new fleet of airport fire appliances the first of which arrived last month.