The significant investment includes four new archways, increased staffing and the latest screening technology which reduces the nuisance alarm rate of harmless items. A fast track lane specifically for business class travellers will open next month.
It’s the latest phase in an ongoing £6 million terminal enhancement project which last month saw the opening of a new departures lounge creating 20 new jobs.
Stephen Moreland, Head of Security at the airport says queues will be slashed.
“We’re constantly making improvements to improve the passenger experience.
“No-one likes queuing so we have invested heavily in additional archways and screening equipment which will speed passengers journey times through security by 50%.”