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29 March 2016 10:10
Security was stepped up at Heathrow on Wednesday
Holidaymakers travelling abroad this Easter weekend are being warned to check-in early after this week's terrorist atrocities in Brussels.
Abta says security checks are being stepped up across the UK's airports and passengers should allow more time accordingly.
The travel group's plea comes as it estimates two million travellers from Britain are set to head overseas during the four-day period.
Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester airports are among the travel hubs increasing their security precautions after the Belgian blasts on Tuesday (March 22).
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Easter's most popular hotspots
Abta has also reported Britons' favourite Easter getaway locations this weekend, with Spain topping the list.
The other most popular hotspots are:
• Dominican Republic
• Canary Islands
Busy, busy, busy...
UK departures are expected to number over a million during the long holiday weekend.
Abta has listed the most used London airports and their anticipated departure numbers:
• Heathrow (425,000 passengers)
• Gatwick (290,000)
• Stansted (157,000)
• Luton (81,000)
It has done a similar thing for regional airports, including:
• Manchester (200,000)
• Birmingham (59,000)
• East Midlands (36,000)
Greater Manchester Police's officials have spoken of how they plan to increase patrols and vigilance after the events of the week on the continent.
One spokesman said that the force is working very closely with Manchester Airport counterparts to make sure it is braced to act if needed.
He says that manpower has been upped and the situation will continue to be reviewed.
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