U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner announced today that the Transportation Security Administration Pre-Check program will commence operations in the City of Syracuse beginning on Thursday, October 10.
The Pre-Check program allows travelers to undergo background checks and pre-screening through the TSA and then utilize designated lanes for expedited screening at airports across the United States. This will be the first time a Pre-Check screening lane is opened at an airport serving Central or Northern New York.
“I am thrilled that TSA Pre-Check has landed in Syracuse,” according to Senator Schumer. “Almost two years ago, I urged the TSA to launch Pre-Check at Hancock, which will allow pre-screened passengers to have a safer, hassle-free travel experience in and out of Central New York each day. With this expedited travel option in Syracuse as of Thursday, we will see increases in safety and efficiency for vacationers and business travelers alike and a boost in the local economy. I’m thrilled to have worked with Mayor Miner and helped make this a reality.”
“We are excited to welcome the new TSA Pre-Check program to the Syracuse Hancock International Airport,” accordng to Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner. “This program will give travelers from the Central New York region an opportunity to move quickly and conveniently through the screening and security process. This is another great addition to the rapidly growing Syracuse Hancock International Airport.
Schumer has long advocated for expansion of the Pre-Check program for all New York airports, and especially at Hancock due to its size, which is representative of most small to mid-sized airports. Pre-Check allows pre-qualified and frequent passengers to pass through security checkpoints more swiftly if they provide supplemental personal information, not required for regular security in airports, in advance of arriving.