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TSA Precheck enrollment coming to Helena airport

Posted at 7:56 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 21:56:06-04

HELENA – Helena is one of two Montana airports that will temporarily host TSA Precheck enrollment centers next month.

The temporary enrollment center will be held May 20 through May 24 at the Helena Regional Airport.

It will offer residents the chance to enroll in the TSA Precheck program, which is an expedited security screening program.

The cost is $85, and it lasts for five years.

Airport Director Jeff Wadekamper said once the enrolling period ends, they will begin offering TSA Precheck  convenience to travelers departing from Helena.

“At the conclusion of this event, after the enrollment session — then we’ll actually have TSA Precheck here in Helena, as well,” said Wadekamper. “So that will be a great benefit, particularly in the morning when it’s the busiest time. The morning push is usually the more hectic time here, so that will be good for passengers in the Helena area.”

The temporary enrollment center will be open Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 24, on the second floor of the Helena Regional Airport.

The hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. On Friday, the center will be open 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m.

Appointments are not required, but Wadekamper recommends making one.

You can find out more about how to get started and necessary documentation here.

Wadekamper said, so far this year, Helena Regional Airport has seen a 10% growth in passenger traffic. That marks four straight years of growth.

-Reported by Melissa Jensen/MTN News