The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have opened the first ever co-located TSA PreCheck and Global Entry application centre at Pittsburgh International Airport. The new centre allows travellers to choose the programme that best suits their individual needs.
Travellers registered with TSA PreCheck can complete the airport security process without having to remove their shoes, jackets and belts, and without removing their laptop from its case, while Global Entry allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travellers upon arrival in the US.
Fred Dupin, TSA Federal Security Director at Pittsburgh International Airport, said: “As a result of the strong partnership our agency has with the Allegheny County Airport Authority, this new co-located application centre increases the availability of TSA PreCheck and Global Entry benefits to a broader population of travellers in the Pittsburgh area. The opening of this centre reaffirms our shared commitment with the airport and CBP to enhance security, while providing a better travel experience for these trusted travellers.”
Joseph Klaus, CBP Port Director, Port of Pittsburgh, stated that 70,000 new applicants are being enrolled into the Global Entry programme each month, adding: “This new joint enrolment centre is proof of CBP’s and TSA’s continuing commitment to improve the air passenger experience.”