New On-Site TSA PreCheck® Enrollment Initiative Launches at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Austin, Texas (July 11, 2022) – IDEMIA, the global identity leader and long-time authorized TSA PreCheck enrollment provider, announced today its new on-site TSA PreCheck enrollment initiative has gone live at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). It provides on-site TSA PreCheck enrollment to travelers as they depart for their trip with no need for an appointment. This new, convenient enrollment option takes five minutes or less, and most passengers will receive their Known Traveler Number (KTN) within three to five days for use on subsequent trips.

“On-site TSA PreCheck enrollment delivers a new level of convenience to travelers right at the airport. IDEMIA is a leader in identity verification and validation technologies, and we are constantly innovating new ways to streamline TSA PreCheck enrollment. This service has proven popular with travelers at the airports where we have deployed this new option and now those through Austin can take advantage of this new convenient service.”

Donnie Scott, CEO, IDEMIA I&S North America

This new TSA PreCheck enrollment initiative began at AUS on June 23. IDEMIA TSA PreCheck Enrollment Ambassadors will be stationed just past airport security checkpoints in easy-to-spot uniforms with specially equipped carts for enrolling passengers in TSA PreCheck.

“We are thrilled to be among the latest airports to introduce this new TSA Precheck enrollment initiative. As our airport welcomes more travelers this year than ever in our history, increasing access to TSA PreCheck gives AUS travelers more options for an easier experience. We have been working hard with our TSA partners to improve passenger processing and look forward to our continued partnership and shared goal of delivering an excellent airport journey.”

Jacqueline Yaft, Chief Executive Officer for AUS

“The easier we make it for travelers to enroll in TSA PreCheck, the more people can take advantage of the great benefits the program has to offer. This June, we saw 94 percent of TSA PreCheck passengers wait less than 5 minutes in security checkpoint lines and they avoid having to take off their shoes and belts and can leave their compliant liquids and laptops in their bags. This effort has helped us deliver the benefits of TSA PreCheck to more and more travelers each day, giving them a premium checkpoint experience.”

Gilbert Almaraz, TSA Federal Security Director, Texas

“As more Texans return to traveling, this initiative could not come at a better time. I applaud this announcement and look forward to seeing this effort support travelers in Austin.”

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)

“As many travelers come and go throughout Austin, a first-class experience in the city starts at the airport. This year, AUS will serve a record-breaking 22 million passengers, and I’m thankful for the work AUS, IDEMIA, and TSA have done to create a hassle-free experience by offering TSA PreCheck enrollment."

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10)
TSA PreCheck has an $85 enrollment application fee, which covers five years of participation, if approved. Please visit tsa.gov/precheck for more information on the program.
Visit austintexas.gov/AUS-PreCheckfor more information about on-site TSA PreCheck enrollment at AUS.
For media: Click here to access and download b-roll footage of the on-site TSA PreCheck enrollment carts and processes at AUS.

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 delivers Identity with Integrity and helps 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. 

About Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Owned and operated by the City of Austin, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is the second-fastest growing, mid-sized Airport in the United States. Austin-Bergstrom is also an economic engine in Central Texas, supplying over 74,000 direct and indirect jobs in the Central Texas region.  

For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability, and details on the many services provided at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport visit AustinTexas.gov/Airport. You can also follow Austin-Bergstrom on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Media contacts:

AUS Public Information Office
AUSMedia@FlyAustin.com
512-715-4287
IDEMIA
Chris Doherty
Christopher.Doherty@us.idemia.com
703-581-3402

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