New On-Site TSA PreCheck® Enrollment Initiative Expands in Mississippi

Reston, Virginia (May 23, 2022) – IDEMIA, the global identity leader and long-time authorized TSA PreCheck® enrollment provider, announced today that its new TSA PreCheck enrollment initiative has expanded to Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT), providing on-site TSA PreCheck enrollment to travelers as they depart for their trip with no need for an appointment. This new, simplified initiative delivers TSA PreCheck enrollment in five minutes or less, and most passengers will receive their Known Traveler Number (KTN) within three to five days.

The service will launch at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport on May 26 and run through June 6. IDEMIA enrollment teams will be stationed throughout the airport with carts equipped to enroll passengers for TSA PreCheck. Please note the hours of operation below.

Hours of Operation:
Look for the roving TSA PreCheck Ambassadors who will be enrolling near Level 1 Ticketing and Level 2 Security Checkpoint at the following hours:

Thursday 5/26: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday 5/27: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday 5/28: 5:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sunday 5/29: 5:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Tuesday 5/31: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursday 6/2: 5:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday 6/3: 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday 6/4: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sunday 6/5: 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Monday 6/6: 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM

“This is our latest innovation for conducting TSA PreCheck enrollment. IDEMIA is the pioneer in identity verification and validation technologies and this latest enrollment option will further streamline signing more people up to receive the benefits of the TSA PreCheck program. We are delighted that we can expand this offering throughout the Mississippi region.”

Lisa Sullivan, SVP, Travel and Transport for IDEMIA I&S North America.

IDEMIA TSA PreCheck Enrollment Ambassadors will be stationed throughout the airport in easy-to-spot uniforms to increase awareness of the service and to assist passengers with TSA PreCheck enrollment. Initially, IDEMIA will be at various locations in the airport: near ticketing, pre-security and post-security.

“The first test of this mobile service at Jackson–Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport proved very popular with travelers. Travelers are enrolling in TSA PreCheck knowing that in April, 94 percent of TSA PreCheck passengers will wait less than five minutes in line. Travelers are confident knowing their verified identity will streamline their transit through the airport: they can keep their shoes, belts and light jackets on and leave their compliant liquids and laptops in their bag.”

Kim Jackson, TSA’s Federal Security Director for the State of Mississippi

Leisure and business travelers desire a smooth airport experience, and deploying this new, more convenient TSA PreCheck enrollment initiative here at the Secret Coast demonstrates TSA’s ongoing commitment to innovative new improvements to the travel experience while maintaining the highest levels of aviation security

Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-04)

“At Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, we constantly strive for a passenger experience marked by ease and convenience. Having had TSA PreCheck at the airport for years has simplified the travel process for many. We are pleased the partnership between TSA and IDEMIA will provide an efficient way for Gulfport-Biloxi travelers to enroll in the program when flying through the airport."

Clay Williams, Executive Director of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

“For the more than 14 million annual visitors to Coastal Mississippi, many of whom travel by air, the size and convenience of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is one of the best options about traveling to the Gulf Coast. Gulfport-Biloxi International, TSA and IDEMIA are offering travelers additional accessible opportunities to enroll in TSA PreCheck. TSA PreCheck ensures that those flying have an even more seamless experience and a positive impression of Coastal Mississippi, and Mississippi as a whole. Visitor spending brings $1.9 billion dollars annually to the Gulf Coast economy, supports 26 thousand hospitality industry jobs, and provides nearly $1,400 per year in tax relief per household to Gulf Coast residents. The installment of this new TSA PreCheck enrollment initiative removes one less hurdle for visitors traveling to and from Coastal Mississippi.”

Brooke Shoultz, President, Coastal Mississippi Board of Commissioners

About IDEMIA I&S North America: IDEMIA I&S is a leader in identity security and authentication services to governments and private companies, operating in North America. Our mission is to help people access what matters most more quickly, more safely, and more securely, in both the physical and the digital worlds. Our best-in-class technology helps to authenticate and secure physical and digital transactions. IDEMIA is recognized by the National Institute of Standards (NIST) as a top-ranking participant in the Institute’s passenger facilitation simulation testing as well as in its regular Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) rankings, reinforcing the trustworthiness and reliability of IDEMIA’s facial recognition solutions for government and consumers alike. 

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