Southampton Airport security ‘business as usual’ after government announcement

It is business as usual at Southampton Airport
It is business as usual at Southampton Airport
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PASSENGERS using Southampton Airport will not face longer queues at check-in and security after the government announced tighter checks for international flights.

Airports in the UK serving flights to the United States of America will be tightening on security checks after the Department of Homeland Security made an announcement last night.

The Department for Transport (DfT) in London yesterday said checks on international flights will be more thorough, but Southampton Airport, which only has routes within Europe, said it was ‘business as usual’.

A spokesman for the airport said: ‘The safety and security of our passengers is always our highest priority.

‘We fully comply with all the aviation security measures as required by the DfT.

‘However, it’s very much ‘business as usual’ here at Southampton Airport.’

London Gatwick and Heathrow airports have also said they are ‘operating as normal’ following the government’s announcement.

The DfT said: ‘The UK government keeps aviation security under constant review in conjunction with international partners and the aviation industry.

‘We have taken the decision to step up some of our aviation security measures.

‘For obvious reasons we will not be commenting in detail on those changes.

‘The majority of passengers should not experience significant disruption.’