Airport News

Hand luggage restrictions 'to be relaxed' at Gatwick

Mon, 11 Feb, 2008

Passengers on connecting flights from London Gatwick Airport may be able to take on more than one piece of hand luggage, it has been reported.

When travelling on flights connected by the north and south terminal, hand baggage restrictions may be relaxed, subject to individual carrier rules.

The news follows proposals by the government that by May 31st all UK airports will relax single bag restrictions.

"This rule [for all flights] will be relaxed in the near future when the ongoing construction project to upgrade and expand the security facilities at the airport is completed," the airport said in a statement.

Construction work is currently taking place on the northern perimeter road of London Gatwick Airport and is scheduled to take place for a further eight weeks.

Passengers flying from the north terminal are advised to factor in extra time to their journeys when driving to the airport.

Joe Evans

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