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New Security Checkpoint Now Open at BWI Marshall Airport

Concourse C Travelers to Use New Checkpoint; Construction at B/C Connector and C Concourse to Continue Through Summer

Early this morning, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport opened a new security checkpoint and a secure connector between Concourses B and C. The new additions are the first phases of a major terminal enhancement program that will improve the BWI Marshall terminal and add new services for Airport travelers.

“This new security checkpoint will help ensure the continued success and safety of BWI Marshall,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “With these infrastructure improvements, we can offer travelers additional convenience and efficiency while providing new opportunities for growth.”

The new security checkpoint serves Concourses C, B, and A. BWI Marshall travelers accustomed to using the old checkpoint at Concourse C will use the new facility. The carriers that operate from Concourse C include American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. The new checkpoint is the largest at BWI Marshall, offering 9-lanes for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to inspect passengers and carry-on items.

“These additions provide an improved level of service for our travelers as we head to the summer travel season,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Chief Executive Officer for BWI Marshall. “Work will continue over the summer to add new amenities for our customers.”

A new airside connector also opened Tuesday morning to link Concourse C with Concourses A and B. This new “B/C Connector” provides convenient and direct passenger access between the three concourses. The post-security connector allows easy passenger access between the 14 airline gates on Concourse C with the 26 gates on Concourses A and B.

Construction work on the B/C Connector and other terminal improvements will continue through the summer months. Other projects include enhancements to Concourse C with improved airline gate hold rooms, the creation of new food and retail concessions along the B/C Connector and on Concourse C, and an improved Observation Gallery with new passenger amenities.

Jonathan Dean