Robin Hood Airport is today gearing up for the big Christmas and New Year getaway with around 18,000 passengers expected to pass through the terminal building over the holiday period between today and January 3.
With 14 destinations on offer from the airport over December, popular locations for passengers departing this Christmas and New Year are expected to be a mix of winter sun Mediterranean and Canary resorts, skiing holidays in Italy and city breaks to Gdansk, Katowice, Poznan, Warsaw, Wroclaw and Vilnius.
Airport management are reminding all passengers of the security restrictions that still apply, and are urging passengers to think carefully about what items they are intending to pack in hand luggage - especially those who are travelling with presents for friends and relatives.
All items in hand luggage including wrapped Christmas presents are subject to search as part of the current aviation security measures that are in place at all UK Airports. To avoid disappointment at the security search point and to help keep queues to a minimum, passengers are being asked to travel with their presents unwrapped if they are to be carried in hand luggage.
Restrictions on carrying liquids through security are also still in place. Liquids, gels and aerosols can be carried in individual 100ml containers which fit comfortably in a re-sealable clear bag no larger than 20cm x 20cm. However, passengers are advised to put liquids and unwrapped liquid presents such as perfumes, alcohol and toiletries within their hold luggage before checking-in.
Unwrapped Christmas presents and items such as hand bags, must fit within the hand luggage bag and are not allowed to be carried separately.