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'Fast track' tickets to more than double in price at Birmingham Airport as queues continue

Passengers looking to speed up their return to the UK are set to pay more than double for the fast track service at Birmingham Airport.

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It has been announced on the Birmingham Airport website that the Premium Fast Track service was set to increase in price from the start of July.

The airport said that vouchers could be pre-booked online for £20 from July 1, having previously been £7 for the service, which provides holidaymakers with the chance to jump the queues and gain faster access to passport control using a separate lane.

It marks an 185.7 per cent increase in the cost of the service, which can only be pre-booked at least 24 hours to the passenger's arrival at Birmingham Airport, but the airport has said that the fast track service is a UK Border Force product and prices were not set by the airport.

A spokeswoman for Birmingham Airport said: "The Premium Fast Track, as on our website, is for arriving passengers only and is a service operated by the Government agency of Border Force.

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