Railway security good lesson for airlines - Gatwick,Birmingham,Manchester Airport News

Airport news for Gatwick,Birmingham,Manchester on 10/04/2008.

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The boss of Monarch Airlines, a European budget airline, is calling on British Airports to learn from Eurostar and adopt their model of security to bring more efficiency to security checks.

Tim Jeans, managing director for Monarch said that the current system makes customers suffer in long queues.

According to Tim Jeans, the international rail operator Eurostar has efficient procedures which could be a powerful inspiration for all airports. Eurostar is able to process customers quickly and efficiently through security measures.

Jeans said: “The whole thing is particularly frustrating for an airline like Monarch selling leisure travel. In fairness to the airports, aspects like the car parking work fine but the whole thing grinds to a shuddering halt when it comes to security.”

According to Jeans, one of the major problems facing the security situation at the airport is the lack of staff and the confusion of passengers regarding differing security procedures and various airports.

Monarch flies from four airports in the UK: London Luton, London Gatwick, Manchester, and Birmingham.

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