Manchester Airport will trial offering free 15-minute pre-booked security slots to allow the airport to manage the volume of passengers coming through security more efficiently and help keep queues shorter.
To improve the security experience and help restore confidence in travel as the airport begins to see more people wanting to travel, passengers at Manchester Airport now have the opportunity to pre-book a free 15-minute security slot.
The availability of slots is limited and will be operated on a first come first served basis, through online booking. Passengers are encouraged to make a booking around two hours before their flight departure time and asked to arrive within the chosen slot. If passengers arrive outside the allocated time, they will not be able to access the dedicated line and will be redirected to the security queue, which may be longer than usual given social distancing measures that the airport will put in place.
Brad Miller, Chief Operating Officer at Manchester Airport, said: "Safety and security will always be the first priority and, at the same time, Covid-19 will undoubtedly reshape the airport experience. We are exploring every innovation and technology that can help us to adapt to the new world, protect public health and restore confidence in air travel.
"This new measure will allow us to manage our security process more efficiently in these challenging times, providing a better and more comfortable experience for passengers.
"It is the latest in a series of measures introduced by MAG to make travel safer during the pandemic, which includes asking passengers and colleagues to wear face coverings and piloting temperature screening technologies."