Flights adding seats
The airlines have been adding seats to departing flights, a contrast to reduced service at like-size airports in cities including Providence, R.I.; Hartford, Conn.; Omaha, Neb.; Reno, Nev., and Tucson, Ariz., according to Kranenburg’s presentation to the council.
US Airways, which is in the process of being combined with American Airlines, is adding two daily flights to Charlotte, N.C., starting July 2. A new airport rental car center is under construction and is expected to open in the spring of 2015.
Plans for the new centralized security checkpoint include eight lanes for passenger screening, replacing the two current three-lane checkpoints. A centralized exit is expected to provide better accommodations for visitors meeting arriving passengers.