Faced with increasing passenger volume, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced plans to expand and improve the two security screening checkpoints at the Edwin Lee International Departures Hall, adding new lanes as well as additional space for the queuing and recompose areas.

SFO says the expanded checkpoints will accommodate 33 percent more screening lanes, while offering travelers a more relaxing, easier-to-navigate security experience.

“As we continue to elevate the quality of all facilities at SFO, we are excited to launch this project to improve the security screening experience in the Mayor Edwin M. Lee International Departures Hall,” says Ivar Satero, SFO director. “This project will both improve the current process while also paving the way for future improvements and innovations in security screening.”

When completed early in 2021, the new security checkpoints will feature 10 security screening lanes, some of which will be able to be converted to Automated Screening Lanes (ASLs), which are already deployed in two SFO terminals. The security expansion is part of a larger $152 million program to upgrade the International Terminal facility.