Security 'Carnage' at Birmingham Airport as Liquid Checks Cause Delays

Airlines operating at Birmingham Airport told holidaymakers to arrive early on Friday, June 14, as passengers were facing hours-long lines caused by confusion over luggage liquid regulations.

Footage captured at the airport on Friday morning by Russell White shows long lines stretching outside the terminal building.

“Carnage at Birmingham airport, 3 lanes of queuing at 4 am,” White wrote on X.

According to the Birmingham Mail, a “new Government directive was issued nationwide across all ports from last Sunday with a late change restricting passengers to 100 ml in liquids, gels and pastes and hand-luggage. That limit was already in place at Birmingham Airport but the restriction was said to be hampering the venue’s ability to use new security machines, which were set up to cater for larger amounts.”

The paper said a “larger liquid check facility” would be in place from next week. Credit: Russell White via Storyful

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