Tynwald approves £3m airport security improvement plan
- 20 March 2012
- From the section Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin
The Isle of Man's parliament has approved a £3m spend on new security measures at the island's airport.
The baggage and X-ray equipment will bring Ronaldsway airport in line with recent EU regulations.
Infrastructure minister David Cretney said if the new machines were not in place by September it would create problems for passengers.
He added that without the investment, island passengers would be restricted to carrying hand luggage only.
It is thought the changes will also avoid passenger delays and extra security searches for island passengers once they arrive in the United Kingdom.
The total cost of the airport scheme is £3,216,779. Approval was given after a debate in Tynwald on Tuesday.