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07th Mar 2023

London airport becomes first in UK to scrap 100ml liquids rule in hand luggage

Steve Hopkins

The liquid limit will now be two litres in hand luggage

London City Airport has scrapped the 100ml liquid limit rule in hand luggage making it the first in the UK to make the change – and just in time for the Easter school holidays.

The rule has been in place since 2006.

Instead of 100ml, the liquid limit will now be two litres in hand luggage.

The east London airport has been able to make the change thanks to a high-tech CT machines, similar to ones used in hospitals, which will replace scanners.

They’re able to produce a high-resolution 3D scan of passengers’ bags, meaning staff can easily inspect them from all angles.

Travellers will also no longer have to place creams and cosmetic items in a plastic bag and laptops will no longer need to be removed to be examined separately.

London City Airport chief executive Robert Sinclair said the change would help speed queues along at security from the end of this month.

“The new lanes will not only cut hassle but also queuing times, which I know passengers will love.”

In December, the government announced a deadline of June 2024 to get the new technology set up.

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