Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) has opened two new security checkpoint lanes in Terminal 2 to accommodate the increasing number of passengers using the airport.
The North Carolina airport saw passenger volumes increase by 6.2%, to 571,694, in April, and is opening the new lanes to maintain passenger flow. The opening of the additional lanes coincides with the start of the busy May to August travel season, and takes the number of checkpoint lanes in Terminal 2 to 12.
“The addition of the new checkpoint lanes will help RDU keep pace with tremendous growth and keep wait times down during the busy summer travel months,” said Michael Landguth, president and CEO of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. “We also encourage travelers to register for TSA Pre-check, to make their wait times even shorter.”
Some 95% of passengers at RDU currently wait less than 30 minutes at security checkpoints, and 84% wait less than 15 minutes. Signing up for TSA Pre-check further reduces wait time in security lanes to typically less than 10 minutes, according to Landguth.
A new queueing formation is also being installed in Terminal 2 to make the security checkpoint line more organized and efficient.