Manchester Airport to trial pre-booked security timeslots

Passengers travelling through Manchester Airport will be able to pre-book security timeslots as part of the airport’s COVID-19 safety measures.

In order to improve the security experience and help restore confidence in travel as the airport begins to see more people wanting to fly, passengers at Manchester Airport (MAN) now have the opportunity to pre-book a free 15-minute security slot as part of a new UK-first trial by Manchester Airports Group (MAG).


The trial is part of a series of measures introduced by MAG to ensure that passengers feel safer and more confident about travelling by air, particularly when travel demand starts to grow again in the near future. In May 2020, the airport group became the first to ask all passengers to cover their face – either with face masks or with their own clothing. All MAG colleagues, particularly those interacting with passengers, are also required to wear the necessary protective equipment.


By booking their free slot, passengers will benefit from access to a dedicated lane straight to the security checkpoint and will be able to reach the departure lounge quicker. This approach will also allow the airport to manage the volume of passengers coming through security more efficiently and help to keep queues shorter.