Charleston airport passengers may experience delays on Tuesday

Charleston airport passengers may experience delays on Tuesday

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Passengers traveling through the Charleston International Airport on Tuesday, April 14 are advised to arrive early to ensure that there is enough time to pass through TSA security screening.

Screening equipment will start to be moved to a new consolidated screening checkpoint on Monday night, with the new checkpoint opening on Wednesday. Officials warn that delays may occur on Tuesday while this is taking place. The number of available checkpoints will be reduced for each concourse.

As part of the Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program, the consolidated checkpoint will screen passengers for all airlines flying out of Charleston International.

The checkpoint will accommodate up to eight open lanes for screening.

Officials state that passengers will be able to move freely from the consolidated checkpoint between Concourses A and B, with the convenience of having additional shopping and dining options.

“The opening of the consolidated TSA security checkpoint at Charleston International Airport offers the opportunity to better utilize our resources, providing a more efficient passenger screening process,” said Steven Corey, TSA Federal Security Director for South Carolina.

The airport expects to have fifteen total gates by the end of 2015.

On Tuesday, passengers of American Airlines, US Airways, Southwest, and Porter Airlines will be able to visit the new boarding lounge while they wait for flights. In a few weeks, downtown Charleston's DeSano Pizza Bakery will be opening a new location on Concourse B.

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