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Hartsfield-Jackson Opens First Airport TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Site in the Southeast
15 January ,2014

For Immediate Release
January 15, 2014


Reese McCranie, Director of Communications
(404) 886-2334
reese.mccranie@atlanta-airport.com


Monica Fuentes, Dep. Director of Communications
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Hartsfield-Jackson Opens First Airport TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Site in the Southeast

Travelers now have the opportunity to apply for expedited screening during transit

ATLANTA – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Delta Air Lines opened the first airport TSA Pre-Check application site in the Southeast today. TSA Pre-Check is an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt; keep their laptop in its case; and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on bag.

“At the world’s busiest passenger airport, we are continually working to improve the traveler experience,” said Hartsfield-Jackson Interim General Manager Miguel Southwell. “The addition of a TSA Pre-Check application center at Hartsfield-Jackson will provide our customers the ability to move more quickly through the security screening process once a traveler’s application is approved.”

The TSA Pre-Check application center at Hartsfield-Jackson is one of six centers currently open in airports across the U.S. The center is located next to Gate A19 and is available for ticketed and connecting passengers. Walk-in appointments are allowed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The TSA Pre-Check application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to go through a pre-enrollment process online at www.tsa.gov and visit an application center to provide biographic information (e.g. name, date of birth, address, etc.), fingerprints, valid required identity and citizenship/immigration documentation, and an application fee of $85 for a five-year membership.

“This new application process will greatly increase the availability of TSA Pre-Check benefits to a broader population of travelers nationwide,” said TSA Administrator John S. Pistole. “TSA Pre-Check is enabling us to move away from a one-size-fits-all approach to transportation security, as we look for more opportunities to provide the most effective security in the most efficient way.”

“Delta has worked closely with the TSA on Pre-Check and other initiatives since its debut in 2011 as a launch airline,” said John Laughter, Delta’s senior vice president for corporate safety, security and compliance. “We continually look for opportunities to improve all aspects of our business including Pre-Check’s expansion to more of our customers.”

Hartsfield-Jackson was one of four airports that originally piloted TSA Pre-Check when it began with a small traveler population on Oct. 4, 2011. Today, more than 30 million passengers have used TSA Pre-Check. TSA is currently in the process of expanding to more than 300 application centers across the country.

Once approved, travelers will receive a Known Traveler Number and will have the opportunity to utilize TSA Pre-Check lanes at security checkpoints at more than 100 participating airports and on nine major U.S. airlines, including: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. However, TSA will continue to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the Airport and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.

Additional program information and how to enroll can be found at www.tsa.gov

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson is the world’s busiest airport, serving more than 95 million passengers annually with nonstop service to 160 U.S. destinations and nearly 70 international destinations in more than 45 countries. The Airport is a frequent recipient of awards of excellence for concessions, operations, architectural engineering and construction – including the 2013 Global Efficiency Excellence Award from the Air Transport Research Society (for more information, go to www.atrsworld.org), 2013 Project of the Year, Architectural Category for the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal from the American Association of Airport Executives Southeast chapter (for more information, go to www.secaaae.org ) and the 2012 Best Airport in North America, Business Travel Award from the Business Traveler Magazine (for more information, go to www.businesstravelerusa.com ). ATL is undergoing more than $6 billion worth of capital improvements, which include a new, energy-efficient rental car center, a gold LEED certified international terminal which opened to the general public on May 16, 2012 (for more information, go to www.atlanta-airport.com/internationalterminal/) and aesthetic and functional upgrades to its concourses, people movers and parking services. For more information, go to www.atlanta-airport.com. Check out the Airport’s YouTube channel by visiting www.youtube.com/AtlantaHartsfield, follow us on Twitter (@Atlanta_Airport) and become a fan on Facebook (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport).

Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in the wake of September 11, 2001, to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce. Today, TSA secures the nation’s airports and screens all commercial airline passengers and baggage. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works closely with transportation, law enforcement and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security. TSA’s workforce comprises approximately 50,000 frontline officers who screen approximately 1.8 million travelers each day at more than 450 airports nationwide. For more information about TSA, please visit a www.tsa.gov