New Security Lines Added to Lindbergh Field

Up to 12 lanes can be used in Terminal 2

By Brandi Powell and Sarah Grieco
|  Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013  |  Updated 1:47 PM PDT
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San Diego's Linbergh Field added new security lines in its checkpoint.

San Diego's Linbergh Field added new security lines in its checkpoint.

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Lindbergh Field opened its expanded Terminal 2 security checkpoint with six new lanes on Tuesday.

The terminal, which hosts more than 15 airlines, will now have 12 lines of security which could cut wait times in half.

There used to be six lanes for passengers, with an average wait time of 12 minutes. Now with double the lines, airport officials are hoping it makes traveling a little easier.

“It makes it a more palatable experience when you're going through the security checkpoint because you don't have to wait as long and it's built for all of the passengers that are traveling post 9/11,” said Transportation Security Administration spokesperson Nico Melendez.

Melendez said the checkpoint addition cost $1 billion and is part of the airport’s revitalization project called The Green Build.

The airport will open all 12 lanes during peak times, with hopes to have it fully operational by the fall.

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