GTRA offers TSA Precheck Enrollment

Golden Triangle Regional Airport Executive Director Mike Hainsey
By: 
DTL Staff
Staff Writer

Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus has announced it will host its third TSA Precheck enrollment event Oct. 21-25.

The event is open to the public, but enrollment in the program means a traveler will be allowed to pass through expedited security check-in at more than 180 different airports across the U.S.

GTRA says that translates to not having to remove your shoes, laptops, your 3-1-1 liquids bag, belts, and light jackets.

The enrollment period is for five years, making the $85 fee the equivalent of paying only $17 per year.

Golden Triangle Regional Airport Executive Director Mike Hainsey said the airport is pleased to offer this service to travelers.

“The nearest enrollment centers are Birmingham and Greenville, making it difficult for those in Northeast Mississippi and West Alabama to participate,” he said. “We are always looking for ways to better serve our community.”
The 10-minute application process must be done in person at GTRA.

During the screening, individuals will be fingerprinted and have background checks run.

Pending a clear background check, an applicant will receive notice from TSA within 30 days that he or she is enrolled in the TSA Precheck program and has been assigned a Known Traveler Number.

To pre-enroll in the program and to make an appointment at the same time, log on to www.gtra.com and click on the precheck banner. 

Although walk-ins are allowed, it’s recommended you have an appointment scheduled to be seen.

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