Port Angeles: Passenger security checks to diminish at airport starting Wednesday

PORT ANGELES — Beginning Wednesday, commercial airline passengers won’t go through time-consuming security checks when flying from William R. Fairchild International Airport.

But that could change if a national aviation organization gets its way.

While the nation continues under code orange alert — the second-highest terrorist warning level — passengers departing from Port Angeles can arrive at the airport five minutes before their San Juan Airlines flight, board one of the company’s nine-seat Cessnas and fly hassle-free to Boeing Field.

Horizon Air passengers are required to go through full security checks before boarding 37-seat aircraft directly to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

But Horizon is eliminating service as of Wednesday, citing low profits on the route.

Ten U.S. Transportation Security Administration screeners also will leave the Port Angeles airport.


The rest of the story appears in Tuesday’s Peninsula Daily News.

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