Airlines for America Applauds Further Advancement of Risk-Based Security Measures

Says DHS expansion of TSA’s Pre✓™ program will expedite security screening for more domestic travelers, enhance the overall travel experience

WASHINGTON--()--Airlines for America (A4A) the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, applauded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) plan to expand the TSA Pre✓™ program, allowing more domestic travelers to benefit from expedited security screening procedures. Later this year, U.S. citizens will be eligible to begin the Pre✓™ enrollment process online. Additionally, TSA will open enrollment centers at Dulles International Airport and Indianapolis International Airport, with more enrollment sites expected to be added nationwide.

“As partners with the DHS and TSA, we are fully supportive of increased risk-based measures that enhance security and passenger screening efficiency – this is a welcome development for U.S. airlines and their passengers,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “Further expansion of the Pre✓™ program will enable more domestic travelers to benefit from expedited screening procedures, which is a key component in enhancing the overall travel experience.”

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Contacts

Airlines for America (A4A)
Vaughn Jennings
Managing Director, Government and Regulatory Communications
202-626-4209
vjennings@airlines.org
or
Katie Connell
Managing Director, Airline Industry Public Relations and Communications
kconnell@airlines.org
or
Victoria Day
Managing Director, Corporate and Member Communications
vday@airlines.org
or
Jean Medina
Senior Vice President, Communications
jmedina@airlines.org

Release Summary

A4A applauded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) plan to expand the TSA Pre✓™ program, allowing more domestic travelers to benefit from expedited security screening procedures.

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Contacts

Airlines for America (A4A)
Vaughn Jennings
Managing Director, Government and Regulatory Communications
202-626-4209
vjennings@airlines.org
or
Katie Connell
Managing Director, Airline Industry Public Relations and Communications
kconnell@airlines.org
or
Victoria Day
Managing Director, Corporate and Member Communications
vday@airlines.org
or
Jean Medina
Senior Vice President, Communications
jmedina@airlines.org