Bristol Airport is set to change its security rules starting June 14. The airport will allow passengers to carry containers up to 330ml through security, up from the current 100ml limit. 

Additionally, travelers can keep liquids, laptops, and other electronics in their bags during security checks. These changes are due to the installation of new security technology.

Bristol Airport Security Overhaul Allows Bigger Liquid Containers

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Bristol Airport Enhances Passenger Experience

At Bristol Airport, the introduction of advanced screening equipment aims to make travel less stressful. The airport has invested over £11.5 million in this new technology following government mandates. The upgraded equipment will enable a smoother and faster security process.

According to BBC, previously, travelers had to place liquids in clear plastic bags and remove them from their hand luggage, a rule introduced in 2006 after a terrorist threat. The requirement was initially intended as a temporary measure. Now, with the latest technology, this inconvenience will be eliminated.

Graeme Gamble, the Chief Operating Officer at Bristol Airport, highlighted the benefits of the new system. He noted that the technology enhances screening and increases convenience for passengers. 

As a result, the experience at the airport will be more customer-friendly.

However, despite the changes in security scanning, the rules for what constitutes carry-on baggage will still differ between airlines. Airport officials are advising passengers to check with their airlines before flying to understand specific luggage policies.

This overhaul at Bristol Airport modernizes the security process and aligns with a broader initiative to improve airport operations across the country. The new technology and rules are expected to significantly reduce the hassle for millions of travelers.

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Bristol Airport Boosts Green Aviation Funding

Bristol Airport has launched a new phase in its Aviation Carbon Transition (ACT) Programme, aimed at speeding up decarbonization in aviation. 

This initiative focuses on reducing Scope 3 emissions, which include emissions from flights and transport. The program is particularly focused on the South-West region and provides financial support to organizations developing technologies for zero carbon emission flights.

The International Airport Review reported that the ACT Programme offers up to £250,000 annually in grants to businesses and universities. It encourages proposals for projects up to £50,000, but exceptional projects with a significant impact on carbon reduction could receive more funding.

Several key areas are prioritized under this program at Bristol Airport. These include the development of alternative fuels such as biofuels, hydrogen, and synthetic fuels, along with technologies for their storage and distribution. 

The program also supports the creation of electric solutions like charging infrastructure and battery management systems.

Additionally, the initiative backs local projects that can directly reduce carbon emissions linked to Bristol Airport. This includes exploring innovative technologies in their early stages, which could drastically cut aviation carbon emissions in the future.

The funding also extends to improving airport infrastructure and operational practices. This encompasses upgrading air traffic management systems and introducing ground-based electric vehicle fleets, all designed to enhance energy efficiency at Bristol Airport.

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