ITT 2008: Airport security levels are set to stay

The current security levels at airports are set to stay, said Manchester airport managing director Andrew Cornish, speaking at the ITT Conference today.

He said it was unrealistic to expect the security regime for passengers will change.

In November and December 2006 the airport carried out a survey to gauge whether passengers were aware of the new rules restricting liquids on aircraft. He said the survey’s results suggested 95% of the public were aware of the regulations, but the reality was that more than 50% were unaware of them.

Cornish said after the rules restricting liquids on aircraft came into force, it meant Manchester airport had to dispose of huge amounts of liquids in a sensible way. He said: “We were disposing of 59 tonnes of liquid and gels a month.”

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