Manchester airport trials pre-booked security timeslots

Manchester airport is trialling a new system of pre-booked security time slots, in a bid to manage passenger volumes and avoid queues, as part of wider Covid-19 safety measures.


Travellers can now book 15-minute time slots online, allowing them “access to a dedicated lane straight to the security checkpoint”.

Whilst the booking of slots is free, they are available on a first-come-first-served basis at

If you arrive outside of the allotted time you will be directed through the usual channels.

Manchester Airport Group says that Manchester is the first UK airport to offer such a scheme, and if successful the group will look to roll it out at London Stansted and East Midlands.