Teesside Airport, in the northeast of England, has become the UK’s first airport to remove the 100ml limit on liquids at airport security.
The limit has been increased to two litres for hand luggage, thanks to two new C3 scanners that are now operational at security.
These high-tech scanners also remove the requirement for creams and cosmetics to be placed in separate bags, or for laptops and other electronic items to also be taken out ahead of scanning.
Through this scheme, travelling will be made more convenient, reducing queues, as well as improving passenger safety with the 3D scanner.
The UK government previously introduced legislation to streamline the process, setting the deadline for all major airports of June 2024.
However, as not all airports are introducing new security technology at the same rate, the government advises passengers check security requirements with their airline or destination airport before travelling, as 100ml liquid containers and one litre transparent bags may still be required when they travel back to the UK.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “Some airports have announced they’re looking to end the restriction in time for the Easter holidays, but we’re one step ahead in having already scrapped the limit – showing how local, regional airports are going further, faster for the people that they serve.
“Passenger safety and experience is front-and-centre of all we do at Teesside Airport, and these scanners play a massive part in both.”