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Gatwick has been rated as the fastest for security queue waiting times out of ten of the busiest airports in Europe, according to a new survey carried out by the Airports Council International (ACI).

ACI surveys passengers in a number of languages every quarter and asks them to score airports across 35 categories and a range of service factors.

Andy Flower, Managing Director BAA Gatwick said:

“It is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our staff at Gatwick that has resulted in this excellent feedback from passengers. This time last year Gatwick came seventh out of ten for security queue times, so to be voted top today is a real achievement.

“Many thanks and congratulations to everyone for making this result possible, and for helping to keep passengers safe and secure”.

Europe's ten busiest airports are Schiphol in Amsterdam, Paris Charles De Gaulle, Paris Orly, Copenhagen, Madrid, Rome, Frankfurt, Manchester, Heathrow and Gatwick.

Over the last year 650 additional security staff have been employed by Gatwick and seven new security lanes opened. The airport handles 35 million passengers a year.

Sail through your journey from start to finish with Gatwick Airparks Meet and Greet, from just £11.12 per day (for eight days parking from 11-18 July 2008).

Drive straight to the terminal with no delays and check in while your chauffeur parks your car for you. On your return, the driver will bring your car to arrivals for you to drive home.