A payable “fast track” service, similar to one operated at Gatwick airport, may soon be extended to other major UK airports.
According to ITV News, the UK’s Home Office has confirmed that it is working with several airport operators to introduce the service and reduce long immigration queues faced by travellers.
Currently, London’s Gatwick airport offers the “Premium Gatwick Passport Control service“, which costs £12.50 (US$16.5) for arrival passengers (plus £5/US$7 for fast track through security on the outbound flight) and is limited to 50 people an hour.
Heathrow also offers a fast-track service, although this is limited to travellers flying in first or business class with participating airlines.
For more information, visit gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office