FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2021
Jackson Hole Airport Will Begin Construction on TSA Checkpoint January 3
Airport asks travelers to arrive two hours before their flight to avoid delays
Jackson, Wyoming – The Jackson Hole Airport will begin construction on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Checkpoint on January 3, 2022. Airport users will start moving through a temporary checkpoint on January 18, 2021.
The TSA Security Screening Checkpoint is the oldest part of the terminal building at the Jackson Hole Airport. The Checkpoint will undergo a complete remodel to accommodate new security screening technology.
Passengers will start to see changes to the TSA Checkpoint on January 3. The temporary TSA Checkpoint will be open for use on January 18. On January 18 and 19, the temporary checkpoint will only have two screening lanes while we work to position additional screening equipment to accommodate three screening lanes. Three lanes will be in place beginning January 20 and will continue for the duration of the TSA Checkpoint project.
Part of the construction will also include the holdroom, where passengers wait to board planes, adjacent to the Checkpoint. This project will create additional seating and flexible free-standing space for travelers.
Both projects will begin on January 19 and are targeted to be completed by June 27 of 2022 to coincide with the runway re-opening.
Upon completion, travelers can expect to experience improved customer service at the Checkpoint with four active screening lanes.
The Airport encourages travelers to arrive two hours before departure due to construction and best practices. As a reminder, checked luggage must be checked-in 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time. TSA cannot receive and screen your bags after this time for any reason.
To learn more about this project, the runway reconstruction, and others, visit the airport’s website using the following link: https://www.jacksonholeairport.com/jac-projects/.
“We are working with our partners, airline and staff to ensure a smooth process while the TSA Checkpoint and holdroom are under construction,” says Executive Director Jim Elwood. “Our motto is ‘People Helping People,’ and we will be throughout the Airport to support you during construction. In addition, we hope that our community and travelers will have extra patience during this project and assist us in arriving early for their flights to guarantee a successful airport experience.”
About Jackson Hole Airport
The Jackson Hole Airport
was established by the Town of Jackson at its present location in the 1930’s. In 1941 the first commercial air service to Jackson Hole was offered by Western Airlines. Shortly after, in 1943, a large portion of the valley including the Airport was declared a National Monument. The National Monument was later merged with Grand Teton National Park in 1950. The Jackson Hole Airport is the only commercial airport in the United States located entirely inside a National Park.
Today, the Airport continues to make both airside and landside improvements, with a focus on supporting the local community, protecting the environment, and working collaboratively with Teton County, the Town of Jackson, and Grand Teton National Park.