The next time you come to PDX, things might look a little different. Work is beginning on a series of projects to bring more of the uniquely PDX things you love about the airport. Before we say hello to a new main terminal, we have to make some room for the more open and spacious design.
Here is what you can expect the next time you come to PDX.
Concourse Connector closes on January 5
The walkway that joins the airport's South concourses (B and C) with its North concourses (D and E) will close on January 5, 2021, and remain closed until the new main terminal at PDX opens in late 2023. Passengers should carefully check their boarding passes and make sure to use the security checkpoint at PDX that matches their gate location.
How will this closure impact your travel experience at PDX and what are we doing to help?
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January 5, 2021 at 7 a.m. PT
To make room for the new main terminal footprint at PDX. Construction crews have started expanding the airport 150 feet to the west to bring the new main terminal design to life.
Yes. Starting January 2, 2021, both the B/C and D/E checkpoints will operate 24 hours a day and 7 days a week at PDX.
Yes. A new concourse connector will open at PDX in late 2023 when the new main terminal construction is complete.
The pathway that connects the B/C and D/E gates is closing on January 5 until late 2023, due to construction. This means you will need to pass through security again to walk between the north and south sides of the airport for connecting flights.
Departing on a flight at PDX?
Check your boarding pass and use the security checkpoint that corresponds with your gate location. If you are flying out of the B and C gates, you need to use the B/C checkpoint. If you are flying out of the D and E gates, you need to use the D/E checkpoint.
Arriving on an international flight (Concourse D) and making a domestic connection on the B or C gates?
If you are connecting to a flight on the B or C gates, and the TSA screening checkpoint in the Federal Inspection Station is not open, you will need to ride the “International Arrivals” shuttle bus to baggage claim. From there, proceed upstairs to the B/C security checkpoint to be re-screened. Please note: you will not be able to take any liquids, including Duty Free items like alcohol and perfume, with you when you pass through the security checkpoint again.
Arriving on an international flight (Concourse D) and making a domestic connection on the D or E gates?
If you are a passenger arriving on an international flight and making a connection on the D or E gates, please check with an airline representative when you arrive at PDX for instructions. You may or may not have to ride the shuttle bus to the terminal to be re-screened (this is dependent on whether or not the checkpoint screening area is open on Concourse D near the Federal Inspection Station).
Arriving on a domestic flight (Concourse B or C) and making an international connection on Concourse D?
Follow the airport Exit signs and then re-enter the terminal through the D/E security checkpoint at PDX. Please note you will not be able to take any liquids with you when you pass through security again.
Yes. Starting January 5, all connecting passengers at PDX may use the Express Lane. If you are approved for TSA PreCheck, you may use that lane at PDX as well.
Starting January 1, there will be two new pet relief areas indoors at PDX, near Gate C4 and Gate D2. The pet relief area on the Concourse Connector will close on January 5. We also have one pet relief area outside the terminal near the MAX Light Rail station.
Some of our shops and restaurants use AtYourGate, a delivery service at PDX. Learn more at https://atyourgate.com.
No. Your airline baggage handlers will transfer your luggage to your connecting flight as usual.
The brown chairs will be relocated to one or both of the new passenger pathways that we’re building this spring to get you around the construction at PDX. More information on these bypasses will be available soon.
No, sorry. Construction on the new main terminal at PDX will block this view from the pre-security food court. However, when the new passenger pathways are constructed this spring, good views of airplanes will be visible (and you can even sit in the comfy brown chairs)!
Construction crews are sustainably repurposing the concourse connector to make new passenger bypasses around the main terminal construction this spring.