Flight delays expected as airport security reviewed following suspected terrorist attack on a Russian passenger plane in Sharm el-Sheikh
News from the Government is that airport security is now under review following the suspected terrorist attack on a Russian passenger plane in Sharm el Sheikh.
The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond says that airport security will most likely be boosted in areas of the world where ISIS are known to operate with resulting delays at airports.
Security will go beyond just passengers and their luggage. A review will be undertaken of staff screening as well, particularly in the baggage sections.
Passengers may also find that certain items they normally travel with, will now no longer be permitted on planes and they will most probably have to arrive even earlier at airports to allow time for the additional airport screening.
All of these measures will increase expense for airports who will no doubt pass these charges on to airlines through higher landing and processing fees. Airlines will then have to increase ticket prices or impose surcharges on flights to affected areas.