Local Airport to Participate in New TSA Program

Sep 16, 2013 No Comments by

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has selected Manchester-Boston Regional Airport to participate in its expedited screening program called TSA Pre-Check. The recent announcement by the TSA of sixty additional airports brings the total number of U.S. airports participating in the national TSA Pre-Check program to one hundred. This new enhanced security program is scheduled to be operational in New Hampshire on November 1, 2013.

TSA Pre-Check is an expedited screening program that allows pre-approved airline travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on in select screening lanes. “As the TSA continues to move away from a one-size-fits-all approach to transportation security, we are looking for more opportunities to provide the most effective security in the most efficient way possible,” said TSA Administrator John S. Pistole. “Expanding TSA Pre-Check to more locations enables many more passengers across the country to experience expedited screening.”

“Manchester-Boston Regional Airport’s inclusion in this emerging TSA security screening program is going to improve customer service while maintaining a high level of security,” stated Airport Director Mark Paul Brewer, A.A.E. “We’ve been working closely with local TSA officials to ensure that the implementation of the TSA Pre-Check program is successful and seamless.”

Passengers who are currently eligible for TSA Pre-Check include US citizens of frequent traveler programs invited by participating airlines. Additionally, US citizens who are members of a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler program and Canadian citizens who are members of CBP’s NEXUS program qualify to participate. Later this year the TSA will launch an application program, allowing more US citizens to enroll in TSA Pre-Check.

Eligible passengers traveling on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America may receive expedited screening benefits. JetBlue and Southwest are expected to begin participating when operationally ready.

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