Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport Teams Up with TSA to Host Temporary PreCheck Enrollment Center
By Jewell Davis, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority
Spring Break 2017 has arrived, and travelers across the country are making plans to visit fun and exciting destinations around the world. Hotels, rental car companies and restaurants will expect to see a major increase in activity especially during spring break, which typically continues into early April. In order to keep up with the demands of today’s travelers, the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport hosted a temporary TSA Pre✓® (PreCheck) Enrollment event to offer added convenience for passengers.
During the week of March 6-10, the airport hosted a temporary application center for travelers who are interested in enrolling in the TSA PreCheck program. Prior to arriving at the event, travelers had to schedule an appointment at the www.tsa.gov website. After completing enrollment, successful applicants received a known traveler number via United States mail, which is valid for five years.
“The demand for enrolling in the TSA’s PreCheck program has increased, so we want to accommodate travelers’ desires for a more convenient and efficient enrollment process,” said Carl D. Newman, Chief Executive Officer of the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. “We strive to make positive improvements and will continue to provide the best-in-class customer experience.”
Overall, 326 people enrolled in the TSA PreCheck program.
Across the nation, more than 180 airports are participating in TSA Pre✓® nationwide. Also, approximately 30 airlines participate in the program including Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Cape Air, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Seaborne Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Lufthansa, Sun Country, United Airlines, Virgin America, OneJet and WestJet.