Ahead of Ford plant, TSA returning to Tennessee airport
Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 4:56 PM EDT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal security screening is returning to a small West Tennessee airport.
It’s considered a needed upgrade as passenger traffic is expected to increase with new flights to Atlanta and a planned Ford Motor Co. electric truck factory coming to the region.
U.S. Rep. David Kustoff says the Transportation Security Administration is resuming passenger screening service at McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson.
Steve Smith is the airport’s executive director. He says the airport hasn’t had TSA service in 13 years because of a decrease in passenger count and TSA budget constraints.
When the TSA returns later this year, travel will be less-time consuming for passengers using the airport.