Isle of Man based Manx2.com and Gloucestershire Airport at Staverton have teamed up in an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the fastest airport to transit through in the world.
Manx2 operates 14 flights per week to Gloucester (M5) Airport and is confident that it is the fastest airport in the world for disembarking a scheduled flight and re-uniting passengers with their bags in the terminal.
Chairman Noel Hayes said: â€˜We are confident that Gloucester Airport can set the world record for fastest airport in the world. We operate 14 flights a week to and from the airport and it is common for passengers to have their bags in their hands less than 5 minutes after landing which is a real contrast to the fiasco seen recently at many larger airports! The service our passengers receive at Gloucester is second to none and the speedy unloading of the aircraft and free adjacent car parking is a definite bonus for our customers.â€™
We plan a formal attempt to set the world record during the summer of 2011 with adjudicators for Guinness World Records present to witness the event. The Airportâ€™s Head of Operation, Darren Lewington added: â€˜Our handling staff are the best in the business and are relishing the challenge of setting the record.â€™
Good luck guys!