Bristol Airport is set to revolutionize the way passengers move through security by installing new high-tech scanners. Over £10 million is being invested in this equipment with an aim to meet a June deadline. 

The technology will allow travelers to pass through security without needing to remove liquids and electronics from their bags.

Bristol Airport Advances Security with High-Tech Scanners

Bristol Airport Gears Up for a Security Revolution with High-Tech Scanners

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The government had initially set a summer deadline for all UK airports to adopt this new scanning technology. However, several major airports, including London Gatwick, Heathrow, and Manchester, are expected to miss this deadline. 

Unlike its counterparts, Bristol Airport is on track and is "working towards" having the scanners ready by June.

BBC reported that this new system is part of a broader initiative that began after a 2006 terrorist plot, which led to stringent restrictions on carrying liquids in hand luggage. Since then, travelers have had to separate liquids over 100ml for scanning, a rule that was initially meant to be temporary.

Bristol Airport officials have expressed their commitment to aligning with all regulations issued by the Department for Transport. They acknowledge some supply chain challenges but remain focused on enhancing airport security and the overall customer experience. 

While the airport works towards the new system, it has reminded travelers that the current hand luggage restrictions remain in place. Passengers are advised to check the latest rules before they travel.

The airport's efforts to install the new scanners by June are part of a significant security upgrade aimed at making travel more straightforward and efficient. As Bristol Airport continues to advance, it sets a positive example for other airports lagging in technology upgrades.

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Celebrates Milestone with Major Expansion Plans

Bristol Airport has reached a significant milestone by serving ten million passengers in a twelve-month period for the first time. To mark this achievement, the airport rewarded ten passengers with gifts, including return tickets, vouchers for retail and dining, and other prizes.

Amidst celebrating this record, Bristol Airport is undergoing a substantial transformation. 

Over the next five years, the airport will invest £400 million in upgrades including new security technology, a revamped Air Traffic Control Tower, terminal improvements, and better catering and retail options. 

This includes the introduction of two new Executive Lounges and updates to thirty-eight outlets, aimed at enhancing the passenger experience.

Furthermore, Bristol Airport has started a £60 million project to construct a new public transport interchange and a multi-storey car park, set to open in summer 2025. 

According to Travel and Tour World, this development will expand the interchange, improve internal roads, and add a car park equipped with passenger amenities. 

The interchange will grow from six to sixteen bus and coach bays, positioning Bristol Airport as one of the largest such facilities in the region.

Dave Lees, CEO of Bristol Airport, expressed enthusiasm about the developments, noting the significant impact on local employment and the passenger experience. 

The ongoing expansion is expected to support the airport's goal of accommodating 12 million passengers annually, create thousands of jobs, introduce new air routes, and boost regional tourism.

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