UK Airports information Update
Information for passengers travelling 10/08/06 from Heathrow -
Heathrow airport is now closed to all arrivals. BAA has urged all passengers planning to fly out of Heathrow today to postpone their plans and remain at home unless the journey is essential.
The airport has closed to incoming flights due to the 'critical' level of threat of a terrorist attack.
Information for passengers travelling 10/08/06 from Gatwick Airport-
Gatwick airport is experiencing severe disruption. Check-in and hand search processes across both North and South terminals will continue throughout the day. Passengers are requested not to come to Gatwick airport today unless absolutely necessary. Those passengers who must travel today need to consider using public transport - Be prepared for long delays as a result of these measures.
Passengers will be hand searched - Footwear and all items (including pushchairs and walking aids) must be x-ray screened - No Liquids.
Information for passengers travelling 10/08/06 from Birmingham International -
Birmingham airport requests asked passengers to turn up for flights as normal.
It said people should carry no hand luggage unless absolutely essential, and to speed up check-in they should have travel documents to hand, presenting them with passport open at right page.
Birmingham airport requests that passengers arrive to check-in with plenty of time to spare - don't expect to get checked in at the 'last minute'.
Information for passengers travelling 10/08/06 from Belfast International -
Passengers are being advised to check in at least two hours earlier than usual. No hand luggage is allowed to be taken on board - only the barest essentials in clear plastic bags.
Belfast International Airport security director said delays are be unavoidable.
"The queues of people going through central search are massive.. we are searching absolutely everybody."
Information for passengers travelling 10/08/06 from Cardiff Airport-
Security at all Wales' airports has been strengthened - extra staff are in place to implement new security measures and to "minimise delays".
Allow plenty of extra time when checking in.
Information for passengers travelling 10/08/06 from Luton Airport-
Members of the public not travelling today will not be allowed within the terminal building.
Check in as soon as possible upon arrival at the airport. Check in all hand luggage including mobile phones and laptops.
Information for all passengers who are travelling from a UK airport today with Holiday Extras.
If you have booked airport car parking or an airport hotel between this Thursday 10th August up until Sunday 13th with Holiday Extras and you are unable to fly due to the increased security alert, you are able to cancel your reservation free of charge.
Please phone the call centre team on 0870 8444 100.