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BBC NEWS | UK | Airport security costs 'too high'
The aviation industry has said it can no longer afford the spiralling costs of security at Britain's airports.

Costs have risen by 150% since new security measures were brought in after the September 11 attacks in 2001.

Security now accounts for a quarter of major airports' income. Airports cover all security costs themselves, but say this is simply not sustainable.

The industry now wants the government to contribute, but it insists the aviation industry must foot the bill.

Since the September 11 attacks, the government has introduced restrictions on hand baggage, a ban on liquids on board and, more recently, measures to move vehicles further away from terminal buildings.

by Fran on Sat Jul 14th, 2007 at 01:54:31 AM EST
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