Passengers arriving at Charleston International Airport beginning Tuesday will notice a new detour even though the terminal redevelopment is complete.
CHS is installing automated doors in the exit lane that separates the secure side of the airport from the public side. This is the area that arriving passengers pass through on their way to baggage claim or rental car pickup.
During this construction, arriving passengers will be directed to a temporary exit located adjacent to the Tech on the Go store at the top of the Concourse B walkway.
Automatic door technology creates additional safety measures for the flying public and will allow the Transportation Security Administration at CHS to redeploy personnel that man the exit lane to other areas of the airport.
“The safety and security of the traveling public is our No. 1 priority at Charleston International Airport,” said Paul G. Campbell Jr., executive director and CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Authority.
“From airport police, to the TSA to Customs agents, CHS is equipped with an excellent team of people working hard every day to ensure our passengers have the best and safest travel experience.”
Construction on the automated doors is expected to be completed in February.