Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport in the US has unveiled its new security checkpoint building.

The $23m facility began operations last week.

The Transportation Security Administration (Tsa) provided $700,000 for a new security camera system and rest of the funding for the building and the checkpoint was provided by the airport.

The new checkpoint, which is expected to speed up security procedures at the airport, features ten screening lanes and is expected to be equipped with new X-ray machines in the future.

A new $16m automated system to screen checked luggage has also been procured by the airport at a cost of $16m.

New conveyor belts have already been used during the last month for loading bags onto the screening machines and manual loading will cease by the end of the month.

Construction on the new checkpoint commenced in 2007 and was approved by the Kenton County Airport Board in 2008.