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New 2L liquid allowance at London Southend as airport unveils C3 screening equipment

Passengers at London Southend Airport can now leave liquids up to two litres in their cabin baggage, as the award-winning airport unveils new security equipment. 

The technology, known as C3, also means that all electrical items such as laptops, iPads, tablets etc. can remain in a passengers’ bag. 

As part of the upgrade to improve security, London Southend will now screen all passengers using security body scanners.

Marc Taylor, acting CEO of London Southend Airport, expressed his enthusiasm for the new technology.

He said: “We are dedicated to providing our passengers with the safest and most operationally efficient travel experience and are thrilled to be one of only two major airports in London to have successfully made this transition across our security department.

“The introduction of C3 screening, along with 100% body scanners, marks a significant technological step forward and creates an even easier customer experience through our quick and easy terminal.”

A spokesperson for the Department for Transport said: “The process for the screening of passengers is always being improved, and the introduction of the new cabin baggage technology will help airports to ensure that these screening processes are as efficient as possible.” 

Many airports around the world have not introduced this new technology, so passengers flying into the UK from other countries should check with their airline and the overseas airport from which they are travelling for return advice.

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It follows news that London Southend recently announced an easyJet base for Summer 2025, with the addition of six new holiday destinations: Pisa, Gran Canaria, Marrakech, Antalya and Dalaman in Turkey, and Enfidha in Tunisia.

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About London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport, ranked the best London airport by consumer group Which? six times and voted the best UK airport (under three million capacity) by the Airport Operator’s Association in 2019. 

Serving close to 2.3 million passengers in 2019, London Southend offered services to around 40 domestic and European cities. The terminal has its own railway station, less than 100 paces from the main entrance, with up to six trains an hour at peak times to central London, taking just 52 minutes to Liverpool Street and 43 minutes from Stratford. All airport car parks are located minutes from the terminal entrance.