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Last Updated: Monday, 13 February 2006, 18:33 GMT
Airport security checks tightened
Passengers at Heathrow Airport
Around 90 airlines use Heathrow, one of the world's busiest airports
Security measures at Heathrow Airport are being tightened, causing longer queues for passengers.

Laptops are being removed from cases before X-ray screenings and passengers' belts must be checked after a security review by airport operator BAA.

British Airways is warning that the new checks are leading to delays for passengers of all airlines.

BAA hopes the compulsory measures will reduce disruption by cutting the number of times body scanners are set off.

A BAA spokesman said the latest changes were part of "the ongoing strengthening of security procedures".

Heathrow is used by 67.7m passengers every year, along with 469,560 flights.


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