EPIA opens service animal relief area

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El Paso International Airport (EPIA) has opened a new Service Animal Relief Area located in Concourse B.

The Service Animal Relief Area is conveniently located within the secured area so passengers and their service animals do not have to repeat the TSA screening process to use a facility, especially after arriving or when making a connecting flight.

“We are always looking to expand the amenities for our traveling public and, in this case, their loyal companions too,” said Monica Lombraña, Director of Aviation. “We hope that this helps all travelers enjoy their experience at the El Paso International Airport.”

The new Service Animal Relief Area is enclosed and is equipped with water, ventilation and drainage systems, artificial grass, mock fire hydrant and supplies for disposal of animal waste. This is the airport’s second service animal relief area. The other is located in the short-term parking lot across from the terminal which includes shade, water, and disposal supplies.

Animals must remain under leash control while in the relief area and all waste must be picked up by animal’s owners. This enhancement complies with the recent federal requirements for airports to provide Service Animal Relief Areas for service animals that accompany passengers.

Those traveling with family pets are also welcome to use relief areas. The policy and pricing for traveling with pets vary by airline, it is recommended that travelers contact their airline ahead of time. With the exception of certified service animals, pets in all other areas of the airport terminal must remain in their kennels and ready for travel.

Signs are posted at both relief areas, and locations can be found in the terminal directory.

For additional information visit: FLYELP.com

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