Brazil's Azul certified for TSA pre-check

Brazil-based Azul Linhas Aéreas has announced it is the first Brazilian carrier to be certified by the Transportation Security Administration as a TSA Pre-Check expedited screening program member, the company said.

TSA Pre-Check is an expedited screening program that enables low-risk travelers to enjoy a smart and efficient screening experience at more than 200 US airports. For TSA Pre-Check travelers, there is no need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets. According to the TSA, 94 percent of passengers in TSA Pre-Check lanes waited less than five minutes.

Azul S.A. (B3: AZUL4) (NYSE: AZUL) offers 870 daily flights to 114 destinations. With an operating fleet of 130 aircraft and more than 11,000 crewmembers, the company has a network of 220 non-stop routes as of June 30, 2019.