Fast track security to be implemented at Bristol Airport - Bristol Airport News

Airport news for Bristol on 28/07/2008.

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Bristol Airport’s new 'fly thru' initiative will be initiated at the regional facility in south-west England on 5 August. Booking the service can be done online, in advance, or at airport kiosks, and will cost £5 per passenger.

The enhanced service is the result of a survey conducted by airport authority officials, which showed that more than 60 per cent of premium-class passengers wanted the time it took from checking in to reaching the departure lounge to be shorter.

The relatively low cost of the new service is expected to appeal to economy-class passengers as well as those travelling in business class.

Alison Roberts, the Bristol Airport general manager for terminal operations, said: "Our customers told us that they wanted more time to relax in the departure lounge and less time spent in queues. We've listened and introduced improvements which have significantly reduced queues to the security search area.”

She added that business travellers were asking for a system that would ensure their rapid movement through security checks, and that these requests were the main reason for implementing the new ‘flu thru’ service.

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