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TSA service returning to Jackson airport to accommodate Blue Oval growth

McKellar SIpes

The increase in corporate traffic coming through Jackson’s McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport means the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will resume passenger screening services there after a 13-year hiatus. A decrease in passenger count and budget constraints had led to the TSA moving operations out of Jackson. However, new flights to Atlanta as well as anticipated traffic coming in to the Blue Oval City facility in West Tennessee means that an increase in corporate traffic is expected. The opening of the new Great Wolf Lodge waterpark will also be bringing new tourists to Jackson. Airport officials said the return of TSA means that security procedures for passengers will be more streamlined and reduce wait times. The airport is also planning to resurface its main runway and has already reported an increase in corporate and construction-related traffic.