New Passenger Screening Checkpoint at Austin-Bergstrom

Austin checkpointA new passenger screening checkpoint is now open at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, USA. The new checkpoint opened on July 1, 2015, with four security lanes which were expanded to six on July 2. Its completion creates a new terminal connection from the east ticket lobby to the concourse near Gate 5.
The new checkpoint is part of a terminal addition, the Terminal East Infill Project, built to help accommodate passenger growth. Passenger traffic at Austin’s airport has steadily increased since January 2010, from 8.6 million passengers annually to a record 10.7 million in 2014.
With the opening of the new checkpoint, security Checkpoint #1, located next to the Southwest ticket counter, is now closed. This area will now be converted into more ticket counter space and a more efficient exit lane from the concourse.
Opening of the new Checkpoint #1 marks the completion of all new passenger processing areas created by the Terminal East Infill Project. The project adds 56,700 sq ft (5,267m²) to the existing terminal and renovates approximately 17,000 existing sq ft (1,579m²). The lower level of the addition opened with a new, larger Customs area in December 2014.
Final completion of the Terminal East Infill will occur in phases over the summer including administrative offices and two new bag carousels for domestic flights. The new bag carousels are scheduled to open in late summer 2015. One carousel is being built, while the other used to serve the former Customs area. Upon completion, these new carousels will expand Baggage Claim from five bag carousels to seven.