Newcastle Airport unveils new security search area as part of £20m investment in time for summer

Newcastle Airport unveils new security search area as part of £20m investment in time for summer
-Credit: (Image: Newcastle Airport)


Newcastle International Airport has unveiled its new security search area, which is part of a £20m investment in time for the upcoming summer holidays. The new high-tech equipment has allowed 98% of travellers to get through security in 10 minutes or less, they said.

Newcastle Airport is expecting to welcome over 3.5 million passengers this summer. The Airport has been preparing for the upcoming summer season and significant increase in passenger numbers, with this substantial investment.

Passengers will notice a significant difference in the Airport experience on their next journey, including this new security search area, transformed catering outlets and the world’s first 3-tier lounge product.

The need for a redeveloped security area follows the Government mandate for all UK airports to install ‘next generation’ security scanning equipment. Newcastle International has made a significant investment to redevelop its security search area and install the new equipment ahead of the summer season.

The security search area has been fully refurbished, and now offers a light and modern environment for passengers to start their trip from. The new equipment allows passengers to leave all liquids and electronics in their hand luggage, making the security screening process smoother and more efficient.

Newcastle Airport unveils new security search area as part of £20m investment in time for summer
Newcastle Airport unveils new security search area as part of £20m investment in time for summer -Credit:Newcastle Airport

The Airport worked with local interior design company Ward Robinson Design, who are based on Westgate Road and have 25 years experience in the field. Bosses at Newcastle Airport wanted to ensure that the aesthetics of the security area matches the sleekness of the technology that has been installed into it.

Although the new security equipment means that passengers may be able to take liquids in their hand luggage, they are advised to check the Airport website for all the information regarding the new rules ahead of travel.