Burlington International Airport Upgrades Security Checkpoint

A new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint has been installed at Burlington International Airport (BTV) in Vermont as part of the airport’s 19 million USD Terminal Integration Project.

The new checkpoint will improve security while promoting a more efficient and convenient experience for passengers travelling from BTV.

It includes four new screening lanes with computed tomography (CT) scanners. These scanners eradicate the need for travellers to remove electronics or liquids from their carry-on bags.

Burlington Airport Security
An analogic computed tomography unit
Chuck Woyat, TSA’s Federal Security Director for Vermont said:

“CT technology uses a sophisticated algorithm to analyse the content of the bag and will allow TSA officers to rotate the image and ascertain that no threats are contained in the bag without needing to open the suitcase. Reducing the number of bags that need a visual inspection improves the security experience.”

The new checkpoint was designed and constructed with input from TSA.

Burlington Airport Security
Federal Security Director for Vermont, Chuck Woyat described what the new security screening area means to TSA, BTV and Vermont during a press conference

Although the new technology will enhance the efficiency of the screening process and reduce wait times, the project has also increased the passenger queuing area to support additional influxes of travellers.

TSA officers will start using the new integrated security checkpoint Burlington International Airport on Tuesday 11 October at 4am.

BTV is currently screening around 2,200 people a day, with numbers expected to increase over the Thanksgiving holiday period.

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