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Passengers flying from Bristol International will soon be able to bypass queues by choosing a new channel fast tracking progress to the airport's security search area. The Fly Thru service launches tomorrow (22nd July) for advance online bookings for passengers flying from 5th August, with tickets costing £5 per passenger.
The introduction of Fly Thru follows research showing 60 per cent of business passengers would consider using a service designed to speed their progress to the departure lounge. The new service makes a benefit similar to that currently enjoyed by those passengers travelling business class* available to all at an affordable price, and will utilise the latest in x-ray screening technology to deliver time savings without compromising security standards.
In addition to online bookings via Bristol International's web site (www.bristolairport.co.uk), passengers will also be able to purchase Fly Thru on the day of travel at kiosks in the terminal. Following check-in, Fly Thru passengers will simply make their way to a dedicated channel which takes them direct to the security search area.
Alison Roberts, General Manager (Terminal Operations) at Bristol International Airport said:
"Our customers told us that they wanted more time to relax in the departure lounge, and less time spent in queues. We've listened, and introduced improvements which have significantly reduced queues to the security search area. However, some passengers, particularly those travelling regularly on business, want to guarantee an even quicker journey through the airport, and that's why we have introduced the Fly Thru option. By offering choice we hope we can provide an airport experience to suit the needs of all passengers."
An extension to the security search area will be completed next month. The work is part of a £7.5m project to improve airport facilities, and also includes a wider choice of bars and restaurants for passengers.
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