All air passengers want 'strict and correct' security
26 January 2009 08:08
All air passengers travelling on holiday or business want "strict and correct" security measures, a leading industry figure has stated.
James Fremantle of the Air Transport Users Council (AUC) also said in an interview that most travellers through airports were "quite happy" to trust the government with relevant security measures.
Data from the International Air Travel Association (IATA) has also backed this up, showing that passenger volumes have increased by 3.8 per cent over the last year.
Mr Fremantle, industry affairs manager of the AUC, said: "All passengers … want strict and correct security but at the same time they don't want to be greatly inconvenienced by it.
"They … want it to be done efficiently so they are not delayed for ages trying to get through security queues."
According to statistics from the 2008 Barclaycard business travel survey, 48 per cent of people would like to see increased security on other forms of transport.
Research published earlier this month showed that holiday-makers looking to get married abroad considered travel insurance to be one of the most important aspects of their trip.