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"New Gatwick security area opened in south terminal"
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
New Gatwick security area opened in south terminal
United Kingdom - The BBC
Passengers have been promised speedier passage through Gatwick Airport
following the opening of a new £45m security area.
The airport's bosses hope the new facility at the south terminal will lead
to each passenger being processed in under five minutes.
Nineteen new security lanes will allow almost 5,000 people per hour to pass
through to the departure lounge.
The work is part of a £1.2bn investment into the airport.
The lanes include two solely for families with young children and passengers
with reduced mobility.
Gatwick's Chief Executive Stewart Wingate said: "We're committed to making
the airport experience an easier, speedier and less stressful experience for
"This opening is just part of a £1.2bn investment in Gatwick, as we
continually look to innovate and deliver solutions that will provide real
benefit for passengers."
Before they go through security, passengers will get instructions on large
screens in five languages to help them understand exactly what they can and
cannot take through security.
Lanes will also be colour-coded with screens displaying the actual queue
time, enabling passengers to choose the one they want to use.
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