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Gatwick lowers hand luggage restrictions

The level of restrictions on hand luggage is due to be relaxed for air travellers heading out of Gatwick's north terminal.

The level of restrictions on hand luggage is due to be relaxed for air travellers heading out of Gatwick Airport’s north terminal from today (Monday).

More than one piece of hand luggage will now be allowed for those taking connecting flights, although passengers travelling through the south terminal have been able to carry more than one piece since January 7th.

However, the one bag rule is set to be continued for all other flights. "This rule will be relaxed in the near future when the ongoing construction project to upgrade and expand the security facilities at the airport is completed," a spokesperson for the airport told the BBC.

People heading through the airport in a hurry will also benefit from the seven new security lanes due to be introduced in Easter this year. An extra six lanes were added in July last year to help make it easier and safer for the large numbers of people heading through the airport, while 450 new security officers have been appointed since January last year.

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