Passengers getting off flights at Charleston International Airport will notice a new detour.
Charleston County Aviation Authority Executive Director and CEO Paul G. Campbell Jr. told South Carolina Radio Network that the airport is installing automated doors in the exit lane that separates the secure side of the airport from the public side.
“We’re going to make it automated. While we are working on the existing exit lane people will exit out into the baggage claim area,” Campbell said.
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 to redeploy personnel that man the exit lane to other areas of the airport.
“The safety and security of the traveling public is our Number One priority at Charleston International Airport,” Campbell said. “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.”
Campbell said construction on the automated doors is expected to be completed in February.