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HEBRON, Ky. - A new program being announced Wednesday morning is aimed at getting frequent fliers through airport security faster.
The TSA Pre-Check program is expanding to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in September.
The program is a pre-screening process allowing frequent fliers to move quickly through a designated security checkpoint lane at the airport. Program participants won't have to remove shoes, jackets, belts, laptops or liquids from carry-on baggage.
CVG is the first airport in Ohio and Kentucky to provide the service.
"CVG welcomes the TSA Pre-Check program as another benefit for our passengers. This program expedites the screening process for many travelers without compromising safety," said Candace McGraw, Chief Executive Officer at CVG.
You must be a selected frequent flier or enrolled in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Global Entry program to participate in the TSA Pre-Check program.
If you're interested in joining the TSA Pre-Check program, you can enroll in the Global Entry Program. Global Entry is a program that allows pre-approved, low-risk travelers, expedited entry into the United States. To join the TSA Pre-Check program and Global Entry Program, you must fill out an online application and participate in an interview with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The application process costs $100 and is valid for five years. You can apply at www.globalentry.gov .
For more information about the TSA Pre-Check program, visit www.tsa.gov .
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