Mitie has won a new £3m contract with Bristol Airport (BRS) in the UK, extending its relationship for a further three years.

The new contract is to provide baggage screening services and has the option to extend for a further two years. Mitie, which has provided services to the airport for more than 20 years, was awarded the contract following a competitive retender process.

Mitie will continue to deliver behind-the-scenes security services by monitoring thousands of pieces of check-in luggage for around nine million passengers flying from the airport each year.

Moving forward, Mitie will also work closely with the airport to identify opportunities for innovation and efficiencies to further enhance the services currently provided. For example, Mitie is working with BRS to look at ways to build on the screening services at the airport by using technology, people, and data to develop a new industry-leading method of baggage screening.

Jason Towse, managing director, business services, Mitie, said: “Having provided services to Bristol Airport for more than two decades, we are delighted to be continuing our strong relationship with this new contract. We look forward to protecting millions more passengers passing through the busiest airport in the South West in the years to come.”

Mitie also has contracts at Heathrow, Birmingham, London City, London Stansted and Belfast City airports.