Hawaiian Airlines has invested in a new multimillion-dollar TSA security checkpoint at Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The facility adds 1,000 sq ft for passenger queuing and 3,000 sq ft of screening area.
“This expanded screening capacity will alleviate congestion and make check-in easier for our guests whether they are taking a short trip to another island or boarding a transpacific flight,” said Peter Ingram, President and CEO, Hawaiian Airlines. “We appreciate the support of our partners, including the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation and the TSA, to help us create a better travel experience for our guests.”
Hawaiian Airlines invested $14 million to build the new TSA checkpoint, which replaces the former central screening area between Lobbies 2 and 3. Passengers can now use TSA Checkpoint 1A in Lobby 2, which exits at the Mauka Concourse where Hawaiian Airlines boards most of its transpacific flights, or the new Checkpoint 1B in Lobby 3 that leads directly to gates primarily used for inter-island departures.
“The completion of this project highlights how much can be accomplished when we work together for the benefit of the travelling public,” said Nanea Vasta, TSA Federal Security Director for Hawaii. “The security checkpoint will provide an enhanced passenger screening experience for the travelling public to enjoy, an improved work environment for TSA security screening officers, while also supporting TSA’s mission of providing greater security effectiveness and efficiency in our screening operations.”