The second security lane has now been opened at Guernsey Airport as the busy festive travel season is about to get underway.
Two lanes are now available for security screening for hand luggage at peak times, instead of the temporary restriction to one lane whilst building works were being undertaken at the security search area in the passenger terminal.
General Manager, Ports, Colin Le Ray, said: “We have worked hard with all parties involved in this enhancement to get two lanes of security screening back in operation. I would like to thank all those involved in making this happen. We are confident passengers and staff will benefit from more space, a better working environment, and an expanded range of duty-free shopping when the construction work is completed.
“There is never an ideal time to improve passenger facilities whilst keeping the terminal operational at the same time. But this time of year was a good time to do the project, where it is relatively quiet when compared to our busy summer season.”
Head of Aviation Services for Guernsey Airport, Ash Nicholas, said: “We recognise no-one likes queuing for long periods, and we are urging passengers to still allow plenty of time to get through security. Like other airports the convenience of turning up at the terminal and expecting to get on your flight within 20 minutes is now coming to an end. Security procedures mean more time is required to get through screening, and the airport has no option but to introduce them when they are instructed to do so.”