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Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM - For Immediate Release

Sacramento International Airport installs high-tech exit lanes in Terminal B

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento International Airport has installed new automated exit lanes at Terminal B in a move that will enhance passenger security while reducing operational costs. The lanes will be operational on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Three parallel sets of one-way automatic glass doors will allow exiting passengers to pass from the secured flight area to the pre-security Automated People Mover (APM) area.  The new exit lane technology uses one-way swing doors, sensors, video cameras and alarms to direct passengers to the exit lanes and to respond instantly to security situations.

The new exit lanes are now operational on the east lane in Terminal B. Work on the west lane (nearest the Southwest Airlines gates) will begin in January.

The system meets all TSA requirements for automated exit-lane breach control (ELBC).

Sacramento International Airport joins several airports in adopting this new technology.  Sea-Tac International Airport was the first in the U.S. to use an ELBC system.  An additional 10 airports have either installed ELBC systems or plan to do so in 2017

The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 36 destinations. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County Department of Airports is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit