What if I don’t want to be hand searched in public?
Searches must be completed before you can move into the departure lounge.
If you have any concerns about the process, you can request that the search takes place in private. Our security operatives will be more than happy to accommodate a private search on request; however, this option may not be immediately available.
If you feel uncomfortable at any time you can ask to speak to the Duty Security Supervisor. Please note that a duty Security Supervisor may not be immediately available due to other responsibilities. They will present themselves a soon as possible, and your patience is appreciated.
If you choose not to permit this search, you will not be allowed to pass through to the departure lounge. You will be asked to return to the check-in desk and advise airline staff that you will not be travelling.
Our airports follow the same UK regulations as every other airport, which require us to have processes in place to make sure we operate in a safe and secure manner.
Our airports vary in size and passenger numbers, therefore, the safety processes at our airports may be slightly different to what you have come to expect when travelling through larger, busier airports.