A third of passengers travelling through Birmingham airport can expect to travel from the airport entrance to their gate in less than 15 minutes, according to a new study.
Research has revealed the UK's five fastest airports with the Midland hub topping the chart, followed by Edinburgh and Glasgow airports.
Britain's largest airport, Heathrow also featured in the top five and the study also revealed that four out of ten flyers are held up at security.
Skyscanner looked at more than 200 travellers' journeys across the UK at 10 popular airports to rank the speediest aviation hubs in the country.
It found that 37 per cent of passengers breezed through Birmingham Airport in under a quarter of an hour, securing the airport top place in the study.
Edinburgh airport was a close second, while Glasgow rounded out the top three.
Bristol Airport scored fourth place, followed by major international hub Heathrow.
FASTEST UK AIRPORTS
5. London Heathrow
Skyscanner's travel editor, Cat McGloin, said: 'When you consider the vastness of Heathrow you might expect that it would take a long time to reach the gate so it's great that they were actually found to be one of the fastest airports – showing that the size does not affect efficiency.
'There are of course a number of factors that may affect the time it takes to get through the airport, including the time of day and if travelling with children.'
The research found that although 66 per cent of UK passengers aren't using a fast track service to get from the airport entrance to departure gate they still manage to reach their gate in less than 30 minutes and 23 per cent of flyers speed through in under 15 minutes.
Airport security was blamed as the biggest cause of delay with 41 per cent held up trying to clear through the checks.
Journey times were thwarted by shuttle bus or shuttle trains for three per cent of people, while seven per cent were hindered by a lack of signage and direction at airports.
For those using Fast Track passes, 68 per cent reached their gate in under 30 minutes and 32 per cent were through in less than 15 minutes.
HOW TO BREEZE THROUGH AN AIRPORT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE
Some airports offer fast track service for a small fee, usually around £3 to £4, which allows passengers to skip the regular queues.
At Manchester Airport, for example, travellers can pay £3.50 for access to a dedicated lane that is meant to get them through security quickly.
Travellers can save time by removing their belts, jewellery and jackets in advance (or packing them in checked luggage), having their non-restricted liquids (in containers of 100mL or less) ready in a small resealable plastic bag, removing change from their pockets, and pulling out their electronic devices, such as laptops, before approaching the screening point.
Have your boarding pass and identification such as a passport at the ready.
Travellers can save time by removing their belts, jewellery and jackets in advance
With a few clicks of a mouse or a few taps of a mobile phone, passengers can check in, select their seats and set their carry-on baggage amount.
Fly at off-peak times
Flights that depart first thing in the morning or late at night may be the best option for those who are flexible and looking to avoid crowds.
The queues are shorter, the departure lounge isn't rammed and there isn't as much traffic on the roads.
Don't check a bag
Not only is it a way to avoid annoying fees, but those who don't bother to check a bag don't have to queue at the luggage drop before departing or the baggage claim after arriving.
As soon as they plane lands they can grab their bag and, if it's an international flight, head for the exits after clearing passport control.
If you don't check a bag you'll be able to skip the luggage drop queues at check in and head straight for the exit when you land
Let someone else carry your bag
There are a growing number of companies that are willing to pick up travellers' luggage at their home, hotel or office and transport it to the airport for a fee.
AirPortr provides the service for those who are flying out of or into London Gatwick or City airports, starting from £15.
But with the bags being out of their care, travellers will have to answer 'yes' when airline staff or airport security ask if their luggage has been out of their sight.