Works on new Birmingham Airport security unit begin - The Solihull Observer

Works on new Birmingham Airport security unit begin

Solihull Editorial 7th Nov, 2022   0

WORK on a new security screening area at Birmingham Airport is under way.

The new facility, being built within the existing terminal building, will bring the airport in-line with the new standards in security set out by the Government by June 2024 – the deadline for the project.

Airport bosses say the new area will result in a speedier, simpler pre-flight security screening process for customers.

Al Titterington, Terminal Operations Director for Birmingham Airport said: “We are seizing this as an opportunity to improve our operation and, crucially, the customer experience we offer at Birmingham Airport.

“Installing our Next-Generation Security (NGS) system will deliver a speedier and simpler pre-flight screening process capable of serving significantly more passengers per hour at peak times.”

In its Master Plan published in 2018, BHX outlined its aspiration to grow customer volumes from 12million a year (pre-pandemic) to 18million a year by 2033.

The new and improved security screening area supports growth up to 18m passengers a year and beyond, say airport bosses.

Initial steps include setting up site compounds before moving ahead with the project itself.

In recent weeks, the airport’s landside Burger King and Frankie and Benny’s eateries have closed to accommodate the new screening area.


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