Fast Facts: Terminal Eastside Expansion

This expansion project began in October 2010 and opened to the public in June 2012.
  • CLT’s 60,000-square foot terminal eastside expansion includes a fifth security checkpoint and additional office and public space.
  • Checkpoint E, CLT’s new five-lane security checkpoint, opened Friday, June 29 – bringing the total number of security lanes at Charlotte Douglas to 20.
  • The checkpoint is expected to reduce security line wait times for passengers. In 2011, nearly 7 million passengers were screened at CLT.
  • Also included in the terminal eastside expansion, a new and expanded recheck area in U.S. Customs & Border Protection. Passengers will be able to collect their luggage and recheck that luggage to connecting domestic flights in a more expedient manner.
    Additional space in Departures/Ticketing – Zone E, will help alleviate congestion during busy travel days.
  • New offices for U.S. Customs & Border Protection personnel opened in September 2012.
  • New TSA offices will be completed by March 2013.
  • Construction of the terminal eastside expansion began in October 2010.
  • Sustainability efforts include: The expansion’s glass front wall will provide light for the lobby during the day. Installation of a high efficiency chiller will lower the amount of energy needed to cool the expansion. Modern lighting has been placed throughout the addition to reduce power costs.
  • Terminal eastside expansion cost: $23 million.

For more information about all of the construction projects at the Airport, visit the CLT 2015 Construction page.

The project’s contractor is Edison Foard, Inc.