29/04/2009

Airport Ups Security

Belfast's second airport, the George Best City is beefing up security measures.

The east Belfast facility has now advised travellers of new pick-up and drop-off arrangements.

From tomorrow, these prevent people from stopping outside the terminal building at all.

The airport says the new system, which comes into force on Thursday, has been brought in to enhance security in line with Department for Transport regulations.
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In a statement, the airport said: "The objective for these capital works is to prevent a reoccurrence of a terrorist attack such as the one at Glasgow Airport in June 2007."

During that attack, two men attempted to ram a vehicle loaded with fuel into the terminal.

"All persons wishing to drop off or collect passengers at the airport must now enter the new pick-up and drop-off facility within the short stay car park," continued the statement.

(BMcC/JM)

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