BBC News - Rebecca Sherdley
An investment programme worth £120m includes plans to speed up security checks at East Midlands Airport (EMA).
The renovation work aims to improve the experience for the four million passengers who use the airport every year.
Next generation body and baggage scanning technology is planned.
Plans include an expansion of the security hall and improvements to toilets, seats and work to renew the roof.
Work has started on the extension of the security hall, following planning approval from North West Leicestershire District Council.
As part of the investment programme, EMA is also exploring a range of options for improving the Rapid Drop-Off area.
In addition, work has started to upgrade the terminal roof which due to the age of the building is in need of remedial work.
Reconstruction and resurfacing of the taxiways will also be carried out.