It's possible local regional airports could see a bump up in traffic as passengers look for ways to avoid body imaging scanners and pat downs.
Pitt-Greenville Airport is among the smaller airports in Eastern Carolina that do not have the newer security measures in place that are coming under fire from some.
Airport director Jerry Vickers says, "We recognize once you get in the system here, what ever our screening technology, you in the system everywhere, so it's important for the smaller airports to have the same procedures. You may not have the same technology, the same level of comfort that everyone is safe."
Vickers says he expects the body imaging machines to be installed within a couple of years.
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