HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Transportation Security Administration’s security checkpoint at Huntington Tri-State Airport (HTS) has doubled its size, growing from one to two lanes to improve efficiency as passengers are screened before being allowed to proceed to their gate.
The addition of a second checkpoint lane allows for the increase in overall passenger throughput and it also enables TSA officials to use the new lane as a stand-alone TSA Pre✓® lane, as operations allow. TSA Pre✓® is TSA’s expedited screening program that allows participants to leave on their shoes, lightweight jacket and allows them to leave their laptops in their carry-on cases and their 3-1-1 liquids bag in their carry-on bags.
“Huntington is a busy airport that serves area residents of West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky,” said John Allen, TSA’s federal security director for West Virginia.
“During a busy week, our TSA officers screen nearly 4,000 passengers, and this expansion will help reduce checkpoint wait times, increase the efficiency of the security operation and provide some additional space in the checkpoint footprint for security personnel to operate. It’s a win-win-win. It’s a win for the passengers. A win for the airport. And of course a win for our dedicated TSA team here at Huntington.”