Travel Industry News 10th April 2023

Amsterdam Schiphol introduces pre-booked time slots for security check

Amsterdam Schiphol is now offering pre-booked time slots for its security check to ensure a quicker and smoother airport experience.  The service is free of charge, with time slots currently available to those travelling to a destination within the Schengen Zone, though other destinations are set to follow shortly.

Time slots can be reserved up to three days before departure on the Schiphol website or app, with several suitable slots suggested – these are based on the departure time and expected crowd levels at the airport (the latest slot is 1 hour before departure).

Travellers will then receive a confirmation email containing a QR code. After check in, travellers should join the ‘Time slots’ queue where a member of staff will scan their QR code and direct them to the right lane.he Airport.

Dubai’s DXB ranked busiest international airport worldwide for 2022

Dubai International (DXB) airport has retained its position as the world’s busiest international airport for the ninth consecutive year, according to the Airports Council International (ACI) World.

The number of passengers who used the DXB airport in 2022 stood at 66,069,981, representing a 127 per cent year-on-year growth.

Dubai was followed by London’s LHR (58,243,060), Amsterdam’s AMS (52,467,346), Paris’ CDG (51,763,569) and Istanbul’s IST (48,521,725).

London City airport removes 100ml liquids in hand luggage rule

London City has become the first major airport in the UK to relax rules on liquids in hand luggage, following the full implementation of new generation CT scanners at security.

The new scanning technology means travellers departing LCY no longer need to remove electronic devices or liquids at security, and may now carry bottles containing up to two liters of liquid in their hand luggage.

Travel news as a glance:


Air France and KLM add advance seat selection charges in business class

Emirates to begin daily flights between Dubai and Toronto

Amsterdam Schiphol wants to ban late night flying and private jets

Air China to increase Gatwick-Beijing route to daily

Free Singapore city tours for transit passengers return

Aegean launches flights to Birmingham and Bristol

WHSmith opens first stores at Gatwick airport