Sky Harbor Adding Security Checkpoints

PHOENIX (AP) -- More than $8 million will be spent on new security checkpoints at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to cut down on long lines and backups.

The additional checkpoints will be built in Terminals 3 and 4, which have the highest passenger volumes and have experienced some problems.

One of Sky Harbor's worst days was the Monday after Thanksgiving, when three checkpoints at the airport were clogged throughout the morning.

Shortly after the first of the year, officials added security lanes in Terminal 4, where America West Airlines and Southwest Airlines keep their gates.

The result has been a marked drop in wait times.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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