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Queues increase at Manchester Airport due to breaching liquid security rules

The staff working at Car Hire Manchester Airport think it is crazy how many people still make the mistake of taking more liquid than the regulation allows.

Manchester Airport believes the queues are increasing because a number of passengers are trying to breach liquid security rules on a daily basis. They revealed the figures are around 4,150 passengers per day, creating longer queues, with the 400,000 trays of passengers’ hand luggage belongings processed a day, 5,000 are rejected, with 83% of those refused because they contain liquids over 100ml in size, such as large bottles of shampoo and perfume.

Under airport security rules, all liquids stored in containers over 100ml in size must be stored in baggage placed in the aircraft’s hold. Tricia Williams, the airport’s customer services director, said “This summer we have increased security staff and during peak times all available staff and lanes are open for passengers to use and if needs be we deploy security staff to other terminals to help alleviate pinch points.”

Even with this news travellers have been voicing their concerns on Twitter; one passenger said “The experience that I and thousands of other passengers endured this week and last week at the airport is a disgrace.”

The queues at departures have continued despite bosses taking on a raft of new security workers this month. The key is to allow plenty of time and ensure liquids meet requirements. Airport officials have predicted this summer will be the busiest since 2007.