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Pistole Visits MIA, Unveils First PreCheck Lane For International Connecting Passengers

Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole announced during a visit to Miami International (MIA) that the airport would have the first dedicated TSA PreCheck lane for passengers connecting from international flights.

The lane, located at the exit of MIA’s North Terminal international arrivals facility, allows selected passengers to experience expedited screening by the TSA after entering the country.

“As the Transportation Security Administration continues to move forward with risk-based, intelligence-driven security initiatives, the most impactful initiative continues to be TSA PreCheck,” Pistole says. “Our agency is pleased to roll out this first-of-its-kind TSA PreCheck lane in Miami.”

MIA is the busiest U.S. airport for international flights and the second busiest for international passengers.

Pistole had been in Miami to meet with Emilio Gonzalez, aviation director, to discuss other TSA security initiatives planned for 2014.

“I greatly appreciate Administrator Pistole for choosing to implement this first-of-its-kind concept at MIA, and for recognizing the unique challenges we face as one of the fastest-growing U.S. airports for international passengers,” Gonzalez says.