TEMPE, Ariz., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) commends the Transportation Security Administration for expanding TSA PreCheck™ to international itineraries. The airline's eligible customers may now receive TSA PreCheck™'s expedited screening benefits at its dedicated security lanes, which could include no longer removing shoes, light outerwear and belts, or laptop and 3-1-1 compliant bag from carry-on bags, during the domestic portion of their international trip.
"US Airways supports the TSA's risk-based approach to improving security for travelers with programs such as TSA PreCheck™. We applaud Administrator Pistole and his team on expanding TSA PreCheck™ to international itineraries," said Paul Morell, US Airways' vice president, Safety, Security & Environmental Programs. "The program is currently available at 27 U.S. airports for US Airways customers and now our frequent international travelers may be eligible for expedited screening when departing the United States."
TSA launched the expedited screening program for US Airways customers at Washington, D.C.'s Reagan National Airport in June 2012. To learn more about TSA PreCheck™ visit www.tsa.gov/tsaprecheck.
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US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,100 flights per day and serves 198 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide, operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,329 airports in 194 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine presented US Airways with the 2012 Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and innovation in the area of technical operations. Military Times Edge magazine named US Airways as a Best for Vets employer for the past three years. US Airways was, for the third year in a row, the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report. The airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for six consecutive years. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. For more company information visit usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG)
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