January 24, 2012
Washington, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the implementation of TSA Pre✓™, the passenger pre-screening initiative, at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) – the pilot’s seventh location. Select Delta Air Lines frequent flyers traveling out of MSP are now eligible to participate and may receive expedited screening for domestic travel. Delta will also allow American Airlines participants to use their frequent flyer lane at MSP to access the TSA Pre✓™ lane.
More than 250,000 passengers have been processed through the TSA Pre✓™ vetting process and have received expedited screening. TSA Pre✓™ enhances security by enabling security officers to focus on passengers the agency considers high-risk and knows less about. This screening concept is part of the agency’s ongoing initiative to move away from a one-size-fits-all approach and towards a more intelligence-driven, risk-based security approach.
“This effort is one of many significant steps TSA has taken to keep Americans safe and we are stronger and more secure as a result,” said TSA Regional Director Joe Taney. “In conjunction with our partners at Minneapolis airport and Delta Air Lines, TSA Pre✓™ will allow the agency to focus its resources for better security and a better travel experience.”