TSA Pre-Check Screening Program Begins October 13th at Oakland International Airport
OAKLAND, CA – October 11, 2013 – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will begin TSA Pre-Check operations at Oakland International Airport (OAK) at the Terminal 1 Checkpoint, beginning October 13.
TSA Pre-Check is a passenger pre-screening initiative that allows qualified passengers to go through an expedited security process, which among other benefits, allows them to keep their shoes and light outerwear on and laptops in their cases while going through the checkpoint. At OAK, the dedicated Pre-Check lane in Terminal 1 will be open during peak hours. During off-peak hours, the TSA will honor Pre-Check members’ status with expedited screening benefits in the regular lanes.
“Oakland International Airport is known for its efficiency and convenience,” said Deborah Ale Flint, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland which owns and operates OAK. “The addition of the TSA Pre-Check screening lane will give OAK Travelers another opportunity to save even more time and enhance the overall airport experience.”
The rollout of TSA Pre-Check at OAK will be limited to Terminal 1 initially, with an anticipated rollout in Terminal 2 by the end of the year.
Select frequent flyers and members of the CBP Global Entry program will now be eligible to participate and may receive expedited screening benefits when flying domestically on participating Pre-Check air carriers. Learn more about the program by visiting www.tsa.gov. To enroll in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler program and receive TSA Pre-Check benefits, visit www.globalentry.gov.
About the Port of Oakland:
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport and Oakland International Airport. The Port's jurisdiction includes 20 miles of waterfront from the Bay Bridge through Oakland International Airport. The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. Together, through Port operations and those of its tenants and users, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.