Birmingham Airport passengers face long security queues - The Solihull Observer

Birmingham Airport passengers face long security queues

Solihull Editorial 10th May, 2022 Updated: 10th May, 2022   0

THOUSANDS of passengers have been stuck in long queues at Birmingham Airport.

Airport bosses say there were no queues outside the terminal this morning, Tuesday, and reported that queues were ‘moving steadily’.

Yesterday, Monday, May 9, photos and videos were shared across social media of passengers queuing up outside the terminal for security checks.

Holidaymakers have said they almost missed their flights, and slammed airport bosses over security delays and crowded check-in halls.

Jon Rowe shared an image online of the rammed airport at 4am today, May 10.

He tweeted: “The queues at Birmingham Airport are worse than the media are reporting! Give yourself at least five hours before your flight!”

Others including Vanda Bridgens managed to get through security a bit quicker.

She tweeted: “Just taken about one hour and 10mins to get through. Not bad at all. Seems like plenty of staff here.”

Birmingham Airport chief executive Nick Barton last week blamed a ‘lag’ between recruiting new employees and making them operational for the ongoing security delays.

Birmingham Airport said this morning: “Queues were managed and steadily moving this morning as we helped many of the more than 14,000 customers booked to fly out of BHX.

“As always, we ask customers to arrive at the airport exactly when your airline advises – and to help us help you keep queues moving by removing any liquids, gels, pastes and electrical items from your bags before our security X-ray scanners.”

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