Marquee installed for passengers at Birmingham Airport - The Solihull Observer

Marquee installed for passengers at Birmingham Airport

Solihull Editorial 20th Jun, 2023   0

BIRMINGHAM Airport has set up a marquee for departing passengers to use while building works continue.

Large areas of walking route space inside the terminal are now off limits because a new £40million security screening  area is being created.

The overspill marquee gives customers a covered walking route on days, particularly in the summer holidays, when the terminal gets busy.

Nick Barton, chief executive of Birmingham Airport, said: “We are a building site right now as work continues of our state-of-the-art new pre-flight security screening hall

“Customer walking routes have been changing for several months, so by now we hope people are beginning to get used to things being a little different round here.

“We have put up this marquee for those busy days we expect after schools break up for the summer holidays.”

Until the new security facility is operational in June 2024, existing air travel rules including removing large electrical items and liquids from hand luggage before the x-ray scanners still apply.

Nick added: “As a departing customer, if you find yourself being directed via walking routes in unfamiliar areas of the terminal, including downstairs, fear not – that’s just us improving your airport.”

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