|Published:||Oct 28, 2013 4:32 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 28, 2013 4:32 PM EDT|
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has expanded its popular TSA
PreCheck operations to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). Passengers traveling on Delta and
United Airlines that are eligible for TSA PreCheck may now receive expedited screening benefits at
Concourse C security checkpoint.
TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program that allows pre-approved 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.
“We are very pleased to offer TSA PreCheck to passengers traveling out of C Concourse security
checkpoint,” said Federal Security Director Robert Cohen.
Passengers who are eligible for TSA PreCheck include U.S. citizens of frequent traveler programs invited
by participating airlines, U.S. citizens who are members of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Trusted Traveler program, Canadian citizens who are members of CBP’s NEXUS program and
passengers traveling on a participating airline who TSA proactively prescreens using its Secure Flight
system. Later this year TSA will launch an application program, allowing more U.S. citizens to enroll in
More than 18 million passengers have experienced TSA PreCheck since it launched in October 2011. TSA
PreCheck is currently available at 94, with six additional airports being added by the end of the year.
Travelers can check the TSA PreCheck Participating Airports page for information on locations and hours
of active TSA PreCheck lanes.
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.
TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no
individual is guaranteed expedited screening. TSA’s multi-layered approach to security also includes
behavior detection officers, explosives-detection systems, canine teams, and federal air marshals, among
other measures both seen and unseen.
For more information about TSA’s risk-based security initiative, visit tsa.gov.