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Last Updated: Friday, 11 August 2006, 19:17 GMT 20:17 UK
At-a-glance: UK airports
Increased security remains at all UK airports on Friday after Scotland Yard said it had disrupted a plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US.

Broadly, passengers are advised to expect delays and are not being allowed to take on any hand luggage except essential items in see-through carrier bags.

CABIN LUGGAGE ALLOWED
Pocket-sized wallets/ purses, plus contents
Passports/ travel tickets
Prescription medicines, not in liquid form unless verified as authentic
Essential medical items, eg diabetic kit
Glasses & sunglasses, no cases
Contact lens holders, no solution
Baby food & milk for those with infants - bottle contents must be tasted by accompanying passenger
Essential sanitary items for infants
Female sanitary items, unboxed
Tissues, unboxed, or handkerchiefs
Keys, but no electric key fobs

Disruption to flights continues at major airports, and many international and domestic services have been cancelled.

Passengers are advised to contact their airline with any queries.

British Airways said customers who choose not to travel from any UK disrupted airport on British Airways will be able to refund or rebook flight tickets.

They can check ba.com for details, or call freephone number 0800 727 800.

Click on the links to find out more about the situation at specific airports. The information is subject to change.

Links to airport websites have been included, although readers may experience difficulties accessing some of them because of high demand (and please note the BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites).

HEATHROW

A spokesman for Heathrow operator BAA said services at the airport were "slowly but surely" returning to normal.

British Airways anticipates that it will operate all long-haul flights from Heathrow on Friday with the exception of some flights to the US.

Six long haul flights to the US have been cancelled.

And around 30% of short-haul and domestic services to and from the airport have been cancelled.

Customers are advised to check ba.com for a full list of flights due to operate on Friday.

Airline BMI says it has no cancellations and that it will aim, where possible, to use larger planes to accommodate more passengers.

Some domestic flights into Heathrow remain cancelled.

Outbound flights are subject to delays, with hand searches of all passengers.

HAVE YOUR SAY
This disruption is one of the short term limits on freedom that are needed
Tony Shield, Chorley

Some airlines have cancelled outbound short-haul flights from the airport.

Those who travel to the airport are urged to consider using public transport rather than driving and to come prepared for long delays.

BAA Heathrow managing director Tony Douglas said passengers coming to the airport on Friday should not carry hand luggage and should be prepared for "inevitable" delays.

Mr Douglas said: "It is our ambition to slowly return to normal within the current restrictions."

All passengers are urged to check with their airline to make sure their flights are running.

BA said it expected to run 70% of its 400 short haul and domestic flights.

ABERDEEN

Four flights were cancelled on Friday.

Passengers are advised to check with their airline for updated information on their flights.

Extra staff have been drafted in to carry out checks.

BELFAST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A spokesman for the airport said flights were operating "normally" on Friday.

But passengers should check with airlines before leaving home and allow extra time for check-in and security clearance.

Security measures remained in place with no hand luggage allowed.

BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Passengers are experiencing minor delays.

In a statement, Birmingham asked passengers to turn up for flights as normal.

It said people should carry no hand luggage unless absolutely essential.

It said people should arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare and not expecting to book in at the "last minute".

On Friday, BMI Baby said it would run a near normal operation from all its regional bases including Birmingham.

BLACKPOOL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The airport says flights are currently operating as normal but customers are being advised to check in early.

Flights to Stansted at 0815 BST and 2200 BST have been cancelled.

A spokeswoman said that, other than the two cancellations, "the airport is operating as normal".

BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL

Passengers are being told to arrive earlier than normal for their flights so that all necessary security checks can be made.

CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL

Security at all Wales's airports has been stepped up.

At Cardiff, managers said extra staff had been drafted in to implement new security measures and to "minimise delays".

The majority of flights on Friday were operating and there had been only a small number of delays, they added.

Friday's two incoming flights from Orlando were delayed and there are no scheduled departures to the US.

More than 12,000 passengers are expected to pass through the airport on Friday with a total of 47 outbound and 44 inbound flights.

Graeme Gamble, director of operations at Cardiff International Airport, said passengers were now fully aware of the new security procedures and were continuing to co-operate fully.

On Friday, BMI Baby said it would run a near normal operation from all its regional bases including Cardiff.

COVENTRY

Security has been stepped up but no major problems reported.

DURHAM TEES VALLEY

Delays expected, with passengers undergoing extra searches and no non-passengers allowed inside the terminal.

On Friday, BMI Baby said it would run a near normal operation from all its regional bases including Durham.

EDINBURGH

There have been 20 cancelled flights.

Passengers are being advised to turn up for their flights but to expect long check-in queues.

Some flights to Heathrow Airport have resumed.

BA Connect has increased capacity on its domestic flights between Edinburgh and London City airport to help customers affected by the cancellation of the Heathrow service.

ScotAirways says its services to London City airport are running on time with seats available.

Edinburgh airport managing director Richard Jeffery said: "We are making sure passengers have what they need so we have increased the catering land-side and have called in extra staff."

GATWICK

Passengers were still experiencing heavy delays at Gatwick on Friday afternoon.

Stringent security measures are in place.

A total of 44 flights have been cancelled.

This mostly comprises of BA and Easyjet flights and represents a mixture of short-haul and long-haul flights.

Passengers should check with the relevant airline for details of specific cancellations and delays.

A spokesman advised passengers to monitor media outlets in order to find out the most up-to-date information.

He said they could call 0800 883 0581 for information regarding the security measures in place and the nature of the checks being carried out.

The spokesman also stressed that electronic keys used for central locking car alarms could not be carried on to a plane as hand luggage.

Passengers should check with their carrier and are being warned they face long delays due to increased security.

GLASGOW

Cancellations have affected 12 flights in Glasgow.

More than 40 flights have been cancelled in Scotland overall.

LONDON CITY

Passengers are warned to allow additional time to check in for flights and to expect delays.

LIVERPOOL JOHN LENNON

There are no major delays or cancellations.

Strict security measures have been imposed and police patrols stepped up.

Only passengers are allowed entry to the terminal building and all terminal pick up and drop off points have been cordoned off.

LUTON

All Easyjet domestic flights have been cancelled, as well as a small number of the airline's international flights.

Other airlines have not been affected and delays are minimal.

A number of flights inbound to Luton were also cancelled.

Passengers have been advised to arrive at the airport early, allowing extra time for security checks ahead of their flights.

Non-passengers are not being allowed within the terminal building.

LONDON STANSTED

On Friday, there have been 90 cancellations - about a third of flights.

Most of the cancelled flights were operated by Easyjet and Ryanair.

Thousands of holidaymakers hoping to catch flights stayed overnight at Stansted.

Nearby hotels and hire car companies say they were fully booked.

Extra staff worked throughout the night "to make people as comfortable as possible," a spokesman said.

"We expect some delays and we would ask all passengers to check with airlines before setting out from home."

Members of the public not travelling today will not be allowed within the terminal building
Luton Airport

Passengers have been urged to contact their airlines and not travel unless it is absolutely necessary.

MANCHESTER

There are no major delays or cancellations.

Passengers are advised to arrive as early as possible.

Airport spokesman Russell Craig said Friday had seen a "great improvement" as "the message had got through" about packing hand-luggage items in suitcases.

There were average delays of between two and three hours on flights to the US - "largely because an airplane did not get here in time this morning", he told BBC News.

"But the vast majority of flights to Europe and further afield are running on time."

Virgin Trains said it was accepting passengers with airline tickets between Manchester and London.

NEWCASTLE

Cancellations affected 20 flights.

A spokesman for Newcastle airport said: "Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport for their flights as normal, but to be prepared for the possibility of further delays."

GEORGE BEST BELFAST CITY

The airport says flights are experiencing delays.

BMI flights to and from Heathrow have resumed.

It asked passengers using the airport to arrive as early as possible.

NOTTINGHAM EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT

On Friday, BMI Baby said it would run a near normal operation from all its regional bases including Nottingham.

That followed the cancellation on Thursday of BMI Baby flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast. The airport is urging passengers to check flight information with airlines, and to arrive for their flights in good time.

CITY OF DERRY

The airport says check-in for all flights will close an hour before departure.

LEEDS BRADFORD

Passengers are being warned of delays and have been told no hand luggage will be allowed on board.

Travellers have been advised to repack in advance of their trip and arrive at the airport as early as possible for their journey.

ROBIN HOOD, DONCASTER

Passengers are being warned of delays and have been told no hand luggage will be allowed on board.

A spokesman for Robin Hood airport said passengers were reacting with patience to the security restrictions.

GLASGOW PRESTWICK

A statement from the airport said: "Glasgow Prestwick airport would like to reassure passengers that we have acted quickly to put these new security arrangements in place and that there is no reason not to travel."

"We do advise, however, that passengers arrive early to allow additional time for check-in and security procedures and also to check screens regularly for updated flight information."

HUMBERSIDE

Humberside airport warned of delays.

In a statement, the airport said: "These additional security measures will make travel more difficult for passengers, particularly at such a busy time of the year.

"But they are necessary and will continue to keep flights properly secure. We hope that these measures, which are being kept under review by the government, will need to be in place for a limited period only."

INVERNESS

A number of flights in and out of Inverness airport have been disrupted.

Airport manager, James Walton, is urging passengers to contact their airline or travel agent for the latest on their flights.

SOUTHAMPTON

Marketing manager Mandy Khaira said "all the additional security measures" as directed by the Department for Transport were being imposed.

She said: "Everything needs to be checked in, including lap-tops, and they are using carrier bags to carry everything on board.

"This has a knock-on effect. We are expecting delays and are asking passengers to allow plenty of time to get through security."




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