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DEN Opens New West Security Checkpoint

Denver International Airport (DEN) executives joined state and federal public officials to celebrate the completion of the airport West Security Checkpoint, the first of two new state-of-the-art security checkpoints on Level 6 to open as part of the Great Hall Program.

The new TSA checkpoint features the latest technology that enables multiple passengers to place their items in bins simultaneously to help expedite the process, while allowing passengers to leave items like liquids and laptops in their bags.

The checkpoint also features automatic diversion of any carry-on bag that may contain a prohibited item, allowing other travelers’ belongings to continue through the screening process uninterrupted; automatic bin returns to the front of the line; and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags that are attached to each bin, allowing for additional accountability of a traveler’s carry-on property as they move throughout the security screening process.

“The impetus of the Great Hall Program has always been to enhance safety and security by moving the security checkpoints from Level 5 to Level 6 while also increasing capacity,” said DEN CEO Phil Washington. “This new checkpoint, which is opening on schedule and under budget, is equipped with 17 screening lanes. Next year we will open another checkpoint of the same caliber on the east side of the terminal to serve our ever-increasing passenger traffic.”