TSA PreCheck Adds 4 New Airlines & Drops 1

by SharonKurheg

It’s always exciting when the TSA adds new airlines to its list of participants in TSA PreCheck. It means not having to stand on the “regular” queue at the airport, which, besides saving you time, also relieves you from having to take your shoes off, take certain items out of your bag, etc.

On the other hand, it’s equally as frustrating when an airline you plan to fly on isn’t a PreCheck participant. We even went as far as to contact six of the most popular “non-PreCheck” airlines earlier this year to ask why they don’t participate. Here’s what they said at the time.

As it turned out, one of those very airlines we spoke to joined TSA PreCheck less than a month later. And now two more of the ones we asked, as well as two others, have joined the TSA PreCheck “family.”

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New Additions

According to the TSA, the new airlines added to the list include:

  • Aer Lingus
  • Air New Zealand
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Saudia

Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus is the flag carrier of Ireland. Founded by the Irish Government, it was privatized between 2006 and 2015 and it is now a wholly owned subsidiary of International Airlines Group. The airline’s head office is on the grounds of Dublin Airport in Cloghran, County Dublin. They fly to and from Dublin, Europe, Britain and North America.

Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand Limited is the flag carrier of New Zealand. Based in Auckland, the airline operates scheduled passenger flights to 20 domestic and 30 international destinations in 18 countries, primarily within the Pacific Rim. Air New Zealand is also one of the few airlines in the world that will allow you to transfer your plane ticket to someone else.

Ethiopian Airlines

As the national airline of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines operates scheduled international passenger and freight services to 80 destinations worldwide, as well as domestic services to 28 destinations and passenger and cargo charter flights. Its main hub is Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa. Its destinations span Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas.


Saudia (formerly known as Saudi Arabian Airlines) is the flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah. The airline’s main hubs are King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. Saudia offers flights to/from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, North America and Australia.

Removed from list

Volaris El Salvador

Volaris El Salvador is a low-cost airline based in San Salvador. It is a subsidiary of the Mexican Volaris and a local flag carrier for El Salvador.

The airline went under the TSA PreCheck umbrella in September, 2022. Volaris (out of Mexico) remains part of TSA PreCheck, and Volaris El Salvador continues to offer flights between San Salvador and a handful of cities within the U.S. However, Volaris El Salvador is no longer listed under TSA PreCheck.

Total airlines

With these 4 additions, plus 1 removal, TSA PreCheck is currently offered in 2 countries (the U.S. and one international location) by 102 airlines.

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