More chaos at Birmingham Airport but new measures put in place to handle security queues

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The chaos at Birmingham Airport has been continuing over recent days - but new measures have been put in place to tackle the security queues

The queuing issues at Birmingham Airport are continuing into late June with the airport now installing additional temporary measures to help passengers pass through security. Posting on X/Twitter, on Thursday (June 20), one woman wrote: "I saw the queues walking in and I want to be sick". Another X user said "Staff working hard to keep things organised, but the non-Express queues are INSANE!"

There are also long queues once again at the airport this morning (June 21) as photos posted on X show security queues building once again.

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The airport has now confiemed that new temporary measures will be put in place to help deal with the queues.

New measures

The measures include opening an enlarged temporary structure providing multiple ‘liquid check stations’ to ensure that customers’ cabin baggage* complies with new Government regulations introduced this month.

The facility will be staffed by ‘third party customer service specialists’ who will check that customers comply with the temporary liquid rules on cabin baggage rules.

These extra liquid checking stations are essential to support the airport’s existing security and customer teams now subject to these additional restrictions.

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What’s been said about the new measures?

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.”

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