Belfast International Airport apologises for security delays

A queue at Belfast International Airport yesterday morning. Picture from Twitter

BELFAST International Airport has apologised to travellers after they were stuck in long delays at security yesterday morning when key equipment failed.

Some customers said they were forced to wait for more than an hour before they could pass through security.

A spokeswoman for the airport said the delay was due to an "equipment failure".

"We apologise to those passengers who suffered any inconvenience as a result of security delays at the central search area this morning," she said.

"This was due to an equipment failure which our engineers have since resolved."

The airport has faced a series of security search delays this year.

Check in at Belfast International Airport. File picture by Arthur Allison, Pacemaker

In May, the airport apologised to passengers for "an unacceptable standard of service" following long delays at security.

Security contractor ICTS has recruited and trained several extra airport staff over the last few months.

Travellers are being advised to arrive at least two hours before their flight is due to leave the airport.

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