A new scheme at Gatwick Airport is an effort to reduce boarding delays.

“It is working with EasyJet on a range of methods to make the boarding process potentially faster and more relaxing,” The airport says.

This technique involves seating people from the back row to the front row with window seats first, followed by middle seats and then aisle seats.

“It is possible to reduce the time it takes to board a typical short-haul flight by between three and 14 minutes” Gatwick believes.

The trial will be carried out over the next two months in the North Terminal on Airbus A320 aircraft with six seats across.

Clients and passengers with priority boarding or who require special assistance will continue to board planes first.

Gatwick, which is the UK’s second busiest airport, will consider the impact of the new methods along with feedback from passengers before proceeding with the concept following the scheme.