Manchester Airport Becomes First UK Airport To Allow Passengers To Pre-Book A Time Slot At Security

By Jack Saddler

This could put some minds at ease.

Flying is quite a scary prospect right now. Like always, we’re travelling through the air at blistering speeds. Plus, as we all know, preventive measures must be taken due to COVID-19. However, Manchester Airport has introduced a practical measure to ease people’s fears about queueing in crowds.

Customers departing from Manchester Airport will now be allowed to book a time slot to head through security. This area can get particularly busy at peak times, and this measure should hopefully ease crowding. It is the first airport in the UK to offer this service.

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Manchester Airport’s Group (MAG) has begun trialling the initiative by offering 15-minute pre-booked slots as a new standard for safe air travel. This is part of a series of measures implemented to ensure customers feel safer and more confident as air travel becomes more prevalent. Manchester Airport was also the first in the UK to ask passengers to cover their face while flying.

“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,” said Brad Miller, CEO at Manchester Airport.


“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.”

If successful, these measures will be implemented at London Stansted and East Midlands airports.

Passengers are invited to book a time slot at this link.

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