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Gatwick best for shortest security waiting times

Tue, 10 Jun, 2008

A new survey has found that airline passengers believe London Gatwick Airport is the best hub when it comes to security queue times.

The study of the ten busiest airports in Europe was conducted by the Airports Council International, which is the global trade body for airports.

London Gatwick Airport beat the likes of Manchester, London Heathrow, Charles De Gaulle and Madrid airports.

Andy Flower, managing director of BAA Gatwick, said: "It is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our staff at Gatwick that has resulted in this excellent feedback from passengers."

Over the past year, an additional 650 security workers have been employed by London Gatwick to help staff the extra seven security lanes.

"This time last year Gatwick came seventh out of ten for security queue times, so to be voted top today is a real achievement," Mr Flower added.

Last month, a study by flights portal Travelrobe concluded that London Gatwick Airport is the best hub in the country for car parking because of the convenience and price of its facilities.

Joe Evans

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