CLT enters the next phase of the Terminal Lobby Expansion (TLE) project on Friday, March 17 with the closing of Checkpoint B.
The closure allows for an expansion to include six Automated Screening Lanes and two standard lanes. Currently, Checkpoint B has four security lanes and processed on average 7,300 daily passengers last summer. It is scheduled to reopen before the holidays with the latest technology, a modern look and new name - Checkpoint 1.
The Terminal Lobby Expansion is nearly halfway complete and remains on target for a fall 2025 finish.
CLT has been preparing for Checkpoint B construction by intermittently closing it over the past several months. The Airport has closely coordinated passenger impacts with the Transportation Security Administration and the airlines. Once Checkpoint B is permanently closed, TSA will reposition its employees to other checkpoints and open additional lanes based on daily passenger projections.
To make the best of your trip, “Don’t Fly by the Seat of Your Pants.” Passengers are strongly reminded to be inside the terminal at least two hours before a domestic flight and three hours before an international flight. TSA strives to keep security wait times to 30 minutes or less for standard screening and under 15 minutes for TSA PreCheck®. Longer wait times could be possible during busy travel periods.
The TLE project is increasing the current terminal lobby space by 175,000 square feet and renovating another 191,000 square feet to enhance the passenger experience. The TLE is the signature project for Destination CLT, the Airport’s $3.1 billion capital investment in capacity enhancement projects.