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Wichita Mid-Continent Airport receives grant for new baggage screening system

Wichita Mid-Continent Airport’s new terminal building will include new state-of-the-art baggage screening through a $6.9 million grant from the Transportation Security Administration, the TSA said today.

The baggage system will improve the speed and efficiency of screening operations at the airport, Wichita federal security director Keith Osborn said in a statement.

Instead of carrying bags to the screening area, passengers will be able to check their bags at the airline ticket counter and then go on  to the gate.

In-line screening systems  allow the TSA to screen baggage for explosives more efficiently and  reduces the number of re-scans and physical bag searches, the TSA said.