Teesside Airport makes big change for all passengers - and it came into force at midnight

The reintroduction is sad to be a "temporary measure"
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Teesside Airport has reintroduced restrictions on carrying liquid.

The airport was the first in the UK to scrap the 100ml limit on liquids when passing through airport security earlier this year. But from midnight, it was brought back into force.

The reintroduction is sad to be a "temporary measure", according to the Transport Secretary. The change will also affect passengers travelling from London City, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Leeds/Bradford, and Southend airports.

Advice on the airports website states: "From midnight on Saturday 8 June 2024, passengers flying from Teesside are advised to carry all non-essential liquids in hold luggage. All liquids, gels and creams in hand luggage must be in containers of up to 100ml until the nationwide issue is resolved.

"Liquids do not need to be placed in a plastic bag and do not need to be taken out of your bags prior to screening. There is no specified limit to the number of 100ml liquid containers that may be carried."

The 100ml rule was introduced in 2006 following a foiled terror plot to blow up planes flying from London to the US with home-made liquid bombs.

Mark Harper said airline passengers should "check with their airport what the rules are" on carrying liquids over 100ml amid some confusion over the restrictions. He told BBC Breakfast: "The announcement we've made, which comes into force from midnight tonight, actually only affects six regional airports and about 6% of those travelling.

Teesside International Airport
Teesside International Airport -Credit:Teessidelive

"For most passengers, actually, the rules haven't changed at all yet and won't therefore change tonight. People should just check with their airport what the rules are or the processes are at a particular airport.

"We've reintroduced that rule while updates and changes are made to the scanning equipment at airports to make sure we can continue delivering our world-leading levels of aviation security. It's a temporary measure and we'll set out when that can be reversed in due course."