< Reveal sidebar

TSA PreCheck Program Gets Eight New Airlines

New airlines are being added to the TSA PreCheck program, one of which is unique.

TSA PreCheck lanes (Photo: Joni Hanebutt/Shutterstock)

TSA PreCheck is a blessing for any traveler wishing to cut down on time spent at the security checkpoint, as it speeds up not only the time one spends in line but also the entire process as a whole. Eight new airlines – seven of which are international carriers – have recently been added to the program.

Air Premia

This is South Korea’s first ‘hybrid’ airline and operates a fleet of exclusively Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The airline only has five total routes in its network, all of which leave from its hub at Seoul-Incheon. Three of the airlines’ routes touch the United States; Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Newark, all of which are busy international hubs.

Air Tahiti Nui

This Tahiti-based airline has been flying to the United States for a long time, and it is a welcomed sight to the list of TSA PreCheck airlines as it flies out of two very busy airports in the country on four routes. The airline flies to Seattle-Tacoma and Los Angeles, and routes from both destinations include Papeete Faa’a Intl. which is the country’s main international airport, and also Charles de Gaulle in Paris, France. Flights are on board Boeing 787s.

Air Transat

This is the only Canadian airline being added this time around to the PreCheck program, this airline operates flights to five destinations in the United States; Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, many of which see multiple flights a day to four destinations in Canada.

Bahamasair

Another airline that has been operating to the United States for a long time is now finally in the program. Its flights to the U.S. mostly operate on Boeing 737s, but some routes into South Florida are on the ATR aircraft. The routes from the Bahamas to the U.S. include Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, and most recently Raleigh.

BermudAir

This Bermuda-based airline hasn’t been operating flights for an entire year with their first flights being in May of 2023. Although it does plan on serving Canada in the near future, all of the routes it currently serves are to the United States, with flights to White Plains, N.Y., Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Baltimore-Washington, and Boston. Flights are on board Embraer E175 aircraft.

Iberia

Out of the eight airlines being added this time around, this is the busiest airline among them as it sees a couple of thousand daily passengers out of the United States on its over 10 routes from the country. Iberia operatse Airbus A330s and A350s from eight U.S. airports to multiple destinations in Spain; Boston, New York-JFK, Washington-Dulles, Miami, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

La Compagnie

This airline operates all business class configured Airbus A321s to three destinations in Europe, all of which are out of Newark. This PreCheck addition will be a welcome addition for the passengers to simplify their experience at Newark and add to the ‘premium experience’ the airline offers.

New Pacific Airlines

The final airline being added is the only U.S.-based airline being added this time around, but is a bit of an odd one given the timing. This airline discontinued its only route the same week it was added to the PreCheck program. It did operate Boeing 757s from Ontario, Calif. to Nashville, as well as Ontario to Reno, with the latter route being discontinued a couple of weeks prior to the only other route being canceled.

The carrier does operate flights under the Ravn banner and logo in the state of Alaska to 10 destinations out of Anchorage.

Joey Gerardi

Author

  • Joey Gerardi

    Joe has always been interested in planes, for as long as he can remember. He grew up in Central New York during the early 2000s when US Airways Express turboprops ruled the skies. Being from a non-aviation family made it harder for him to be around planes and would only spend about three hours a month at the airport. He was so excited when he could drive by himself and the first thing he did with the license was get ice cream and go plane spotting for the entire day. When he has the time (and money) he likes to take spotting trips to any location worth a visit. He’s currently enrolled at Western Michigan University earning a degree in Aviation Management and Operations.

Subscribe to AirlineGeeks' Daily Check-In

Receive a daily dose of the airline industry's top stories along with market insights right in your inbox.

Related Stories

California Airport Set to Receive Largest-Ever Aircraft

California's San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) will soon receive its largest scheduled aircraft type to date. As first…

E-Gate Outage Causes Chaos at U.K. Airports

Arriving passengers are facing hours-long delays at U.K. airports nationwide. The U.K. government acknowledged a technical issue affecting passport control…

Inside Look: United Debuts America’s First Airline-Owned Early Baggage System

United Airlines’ Early Baggage System (EBS) at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston has gone live, marking the opening…