Manchester Airport issues Christmas gift warning
Mon, 20 Dec, 2010
Manchester Airport has issued a warning to all festive holidaymakers about the contents of their luggage.
The Manchester Evening News reports that bosses at the facility are urging passengers to research what is allowed before carting back items from abroad to give as Christmas gifts.
Each year, staff at the hub are forced to stop travellers from taking banned items on board aeroplanes.
Products such as fireworks and champagne bottles are prohibited, as are crackers and wrapped presents containing more than 100 mls of toiletries.
A spokesman for Manchester Airport claimed that travellers have more than enough on their minds at this time of year without having to worry about their luggage.
"Christmas often means passengers travelling with unusual items in their luggage. We hope that by reminding you of restricted items, we'll be able to make your journey easier," he said.
Earlier in the month, the completion of the initial stage of the construction of a bar in Manchester Airport's former control tower was completed and the venue opened to the public.