Security clampdown hits British holidaymakers

Following the Glasgow airport incident, holidaymakers travelling through UK airports can expect increased security checks.  The security and terror alert level in the UK was raised to critical on Saturday afternoon after a Jeep Cherokee, loaded with gas cylinders was driven into the doors of Glasgow Airport’s main terminal. The vehicle burst into flames.

Even before the incident airport operator BAA warned that travellers should expect delays this summer during the peak holiday season of lJuly and August due to increased security at airports, according to the Press Association.

There is already an increased presence at UK airports with vehicles being checked on entering airports. Some vehicles are also being stopped from entering the drop-off and pick up zones.

Budget airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet, which rely on a quick turnaround of aircraft could be hit by security delays, since their low fares are dependent on planes spending relatively small times at the airports.

BAA runs Glasgow, Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports.