The addition of 32 extra security staff has helped Edinburgh airport keep passengers on the move, it has been revealed.
According to senior officials, 98 per cent of passengers are passing through the security gates in under ten minutes, taking the airport back to the point it was prior to increased security measures being introduced last summer.
BAA, the UK airport authority, increased security staff at the airport from 177 to 209 in an effort to counter the effects of having to carry out more rigorous security checks, which seems to have been effective.
Richard Jeffrey, the airport's managing director, claims to be "delighted" that Edinburgh Airport has risen to the challenge and has said that it will continue to look to improve the service it offers passengers.
Mr Jeffrey told the Scotsman: "We are always exploring new ways of increasing the capacity of our security search area to ensure our passengers continue to get through security safely and smoothly."
This will be great news for those in Edinburgh waiting to jet off on holiday, as a number of tour operators, including flyglobespan, MyTravel, Futura and Onur Air, operate flights to a diverse range of destinations, including Bodrum, Arrecife and Alicante.
Article ID: 64, Posted: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 14:45:17 GMT