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United Airlines Modernizes Airport Screening Experience with Debut of Fully Redesigned Security Checkpoint at Newark Liberty

United became the first U.S.-based airline to open automated screening lanes at multiple airports and the first to exclusively dedicate automated lanes to a TSA Precheck® security checkpoint

March 21, 2017

NEWARK, N.J., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today is enabling customers to move through the screening process quicker at its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport with the opening of a fully redesigned and consolidated security checkpoint in Terminal C.

The redesigned checkpoint, which includes dedicated Premier Access and TSA Precheck® security lanes, features 17 state-of-the-art automated screening lanes, making Terminal C the first checkpoint in the country to exclusively feature the new lanes.

Click here to learn more about the automated screening lanes

"At United, we pursue relevant innovation in everything that we do, on the ground and in the air," said Greg Hart, United's executive vice president and chief operations officer. "The opening of our fully redesigned, state-of-the-art checkpoint in NewarkNew York's premier trans-Atlantic gateway – continues our commitment to use the latest technology to improve the airport experience for our customers."

The launch of the redesigned security checkpoint and additional automated screening lanes at Newark marks the latest step in United's ongoing strategy to leverage the latest technology to ensure customers have a reliable and enjoyable experience during their travels. United recently opened automated screening lanes at its hubs in Newark, Chicago and Los Angeles. Later this summer, United plans to install audio and visual enhancements at security checkpoints at several hubs, utilizing cutting-edge technology to provide customers with more information. The airline is also constructing a new, state-of-the-art customer check-in area and a consolidated security screening checkpoint in Terminal 7 at Los Angeles International Airport, which the carrier expects to open later this year.

Newark Liberty Terminal C: Terminal for Today's Connected Traveler

United Airlines in recent years has introduced multiple enhancements in Terminal C to further meet the needs of its customers.

In 2014, the airline opened a new Global Services reception lobby for its top frequent flyers and collaborated with OTG to unveil an elevated dining and retail experience in the terminal, with cutting edge technology, premier dining options and trendsetting design. Additionally, United launched its "p.s." Premium Service at Newark Liberty in 2015, offering customers on transcontinental flights from the New York area the highest levels of service on the ground and in the air.

Last month, United debuted its all-new United Polaris business class cabin on the airline's new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which entered service flying out of Newark. The aircraft – and its United Polaris cabin interior – will initially operate between the airline's hubs in Newark and San Francisco. United also plans to open an all-new United Polaris lounge in Terminal C later this year, offering customers chef-designed pre-flight dining, spa-like showers and sleep pods, a U.S. carrier first.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 737 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express partners operate 483 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

 

 

SOURCE United Airlines

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