- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A South Texas airport has expanded its terminal with $26.5 million in improvements for better security and more room for passengers.

The Monitor (https://bit.ly/1zBTjcs ) reports the updated McAllen-Miller International Airport covers more than 100,000 square feet. That’s double the original size and part of an effort to ease crowding in the boarding area.

The renovations, unveiled Tuesday, also include a new gate, an in-line checked baggage system, two coffee businesses and an airport bar.

An expanded waiting area opened in November. An updated checkpoint will feature a Transportation Security Administration precheck lane, where cleared travelers can take a shorter line through security.

The airport in McAllen served nearly 391,000 passengers last year, up 11 percent from 2013.

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Online:

https://www.mcallenairport.com/

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Information from: The Monitor, https://www.themonitor.com


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