Teesside International is the first UK airport to drop all 100ml limit on liquids when passing through airport security.
The previous 100ml threshold on liquid containers has been upped to 2 litres for hand luggage, thanks to two cutting-edge C3 scanners fully operational in security.
Passengers will also no longer need to remove laptops and other electronics from their hand luggage and creams & cosmetics no longer needed to be placed in separate bags.
The UK government had set a June 2024 deadline for all airports to install the new security technology.
Teesside said in a statement that both airport security lanes are running 100% on the new scanners already as part of a pilot scheme.
As not all airports are introducing new security technology at the same rate, the government advises passengers to check security requirements with their airline or destination airport before travelling.
100ml liquid containers and 1-litre transparent bags may still be required when they travel back to the UK.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “Once again Teesside is at the forefront of developments in the aviation industry, with our C3 scanners in place and already being used in the roll-out of the new rules, coming into force elsewhere next year.
“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.
“We’re getting lots of positive feedback from our passengers right now and, as our slate of summer holiday flights begins to ramp up at the end of this month, these scanners will be invaluable to quickly process the hundreds of thousands of people that we are set to welcome through our doors.”
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