Next-generation security scanners will enable customers to keep mobile phones, laptops and liquids in their hand luggage

All passengers flying from Bristol Airport from June 14, 2024 will benefit from the new enhanced technology and processes. They will no longer have to restrict toiletries and liquids to 100ml bottles and will be able to leave laptops, tablets and mobile phones in their hand luggage, as they pass through security screening.  Due to outstanding regulatory approval, however, only liquids up to 330ml can be carried.

Graeme Gamble, chief operating officer at Bristol Airport, said: “We are delighted all customers travelling from Bristol Airport will benefit from the state-of-the-art technology being introduced at security.  The new equipment will reduce customer stress and inconvenience as the need for 100ml liquids to be placed in clear, plastic bags and removed from hand baggage will no longer be required. The new process delivers a much more customer friendly security operation using the latest technology and providing enhanced screening, allowing customers to keep personal items in their hand luggage.

“We’ve invested over £11.5m in the security equipment enhancements, and as with all complex and large-scale projects in a 24 hours, 7 day a week operation, we needed to have a phased approach to the introduction of the new equipment and processes.

“For customers who have booked Fast Track security, from June 14 until July 31 we are upgrading the Fast Track security channels.  Bookings will be unaffected, and the Fast Track Security priority service will operate through a dedicated lane in the Central Search area.  Customers will easily be able to identify the Fast Track lane through the additional signage and the security team will be on hand to assist.”

Bristol Airport is investing over £400m in customer enhancements over the next five years, including a new public transport interchange, additional multi-storey car park, new retail and catering areas and other customer improvements.

The new scanners are part of a larger investment programme
The new scanners are part of a larger investment programme Bristol Airport