Important Information

Information about Humberside Airport’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Updated 18 October 2021. WE REQUEST WHEN VISITING THE AIRPORT YOU CONTINUE TO WEAR A FACE COVERING. Humberside Airport remains open for flights and we have followed Government advice on putting measures in place to ensure the continued safety of our customers, as well as airport staff. These measures are detailed in our Restart & Recovery 10-Point Plan, which also includes guidance for passengers on what to expect and how to prepare for travel through the airport. You can find the plan by clicking on ‘At the Airport’ above and then ‘Security and Travel Advice, where you will find the 10-Point Plan in the Related Information. We would ask that you follow the guidance within the plan. Passengers should continue to contact their airline for any information on flights. Please note the Airport Operating hours are as follows: Monday - Friday 07:30-18:15, Saturday 08:00-11:00 & 14:00-17:00, Sunday 08:00-11:00 & 14:30-17:30.

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Security & travel advice

Before you arrive at Humberside Airport, make sure you have a valid passport (and visa where necessary) for your trip.

Many authorities require a passport that’s valid for at least six months from the time you fly. If you need help and advice, visit the UK Passport website.

On domestic flights, airlines now require to see appropriate photo identity. Please check with your airline about which forms of photo identity are acceptable.

Check-in Times
The Check-in at Humberside Airport opens in the morning at 04.30am for the 06.10am flight to Amsterdam. Please check your ticket or travel itinerary, or contact your airline for advice on further check-in times. Generally, check-in desks open 2-3 hours before the flight is due to depart.

At the airport
To ensure your journey is a smooth one, please ensure that you read the latest regulations about what you can and cannot take on board the aircraft.

Hand baggage
We would remind all passengers that each airline has their own policy regarding the amount of hand baggage allowed on their aircraft and we strongly recommend that information regarding this is sought directly from the Airline before travel.

Electronic Items
Electronic items may be carried in either hold or hand baggage. However, battery operated items carried in hand baggage should be charged up and capable of being switched on.  Any electronic items larger than a mobile phone need to be removed from hand luggage at the Security Control Point and placed in a tray to be screened separately. This includes items such as iPads, Hair Dryers/straighteners, travel irons/kettles, calculators etc.

Liquids, Medication and Baby Food
If you need to, you can take small quantities of liquids through security. But only if they are carried in a single, clear, re-sealable plastic bag and each item is placed in a separate container no greater than 100ml/100g. A re-sealable freezer bag – approximately 20cm x 20cm or smaller - is about the right size. Contents must fit comfortably inside the bag so it can be sealed. The bag must not be knotted or tied at the top. You are limited to 1 plastic bag per person, which you must show at the airport security point.

Liquids include:

  • Water and other drinks
  • Liquid or semi-liquid foods, soup, jam, honey and syrups
  • Cosmetics & toiletries, including creams, lotions, oils, mascara & lip gloss
  • Perfumes
  • Sprays
  • Gels, including hair and shower gels
  • Contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants
  • Pastes, including toothpaste
  • Liquid-solid mixtures
  • Contact lens solution
  • Any other item of a similar consistency
  • Print cartridges (those over 500 grammes)

Liquids of any size can still be checked into the hold, so it’s best to put these larger capacity items in your main suitcase. You can always buy drinks or toiletries in the departure lounge if you need to, since the goods will have been security screened beforehand.

At the airport :

  • Present your liquids separately for security screening
  • Exceptionally, security staff may open bottles or containers for screening and solely for security reasons, some items may not be permitted for carriage


You can only carry 1 lighter on-board which you should put inside a re-sealable plastic bag (like the one's used for your liquids). You must keep your lighter on you at all times throughout the flight.

You cannot:

  • Put it in your hold luggage
  • Put it in your hand luggage after screening

Food & Powders:

Food Items & powders in your hand luggage can obstruct images on x-ray machines. Your bags may need to be checked again manually by security staff. You can put these items in your hold luggage to minimise delays.

In addition to the above with effect from the 31st January 2014 containers larger than 100ml/100g containing baby milk, medicines and special dietary products such as baby food, which are required in flight, may be carried. You may be asked for proof of authenticity. Also permissible under the new regulations are duty free products, which have been sealed in tamper proof bags at the point of purchase. These items must remain sealed in the bag along with the proof of purchase.

As of 3rd March 15, electronic cigarettes ( and their spare batteries ) are only permitted as carry-on baggage (cabin) on KLM operated flights – they are no longer permitted in checked-in baggage (hold). Please note that any liquid refills for electronic cigarettes must be contained in a resealable plastic bag with a maximum carrying capacity of 1 litre.


Effective from 25 March 2017

Additional airline security measures on some routes travelling to the UK

In line with the Government announcement, current regulation states for inbound flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia that you must put all phones, tablets or laptops in your hold luggage if they are larger than:

  • 16cm in length
  • 9.3cm in width
  • 1.5cm in depth (thickness)

Most smart phones fall within these limits and will continue to be allowed on board. However, devices larger than these dimensions may not be carried in the cabin.

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