The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that the Wilmington International Airport (ILM) will soon be a part of the Pre-Check program. 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 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,” TSA Administrator John S. Pistole said. “Expanding TSA Pre-Check to more locations enables many more passengers across the country to experience expedited screening.”
If a passenger is eligible for expedited screening, a TSA Pre-Check indicator will be embedded in the barcode of the boarding pass so that when scanned at the checkpoint, the passenger may be referred to a TSA Pre-Check lane. Many participating airlines already print a TSA Pre-Check indicator directly on the boarding pass so passengers will know in advance they have been cleared for expedited screening. TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport. No individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.
“At ILM, we take pride in being known for our convenience and customer service,” said Jon Rosborough, Airport Director. “By offering Pre-Check, our passengers will be able to save more time, making the traveling experience even better. Enhancing the passenger’s airport experience is always something we strive for and we are excited to offer this program at ILM.”
TSA Pre-Check is expected to begin before the New Year with additional equipment arriving in the next two weeks. Passengers who are flying in December should be advised to check their boarding passes for the Pre-Check indicator to see if they qualify for the expedited boarding process. For more information on the program, please visit http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck