Great Lakes, TSA in Motion
Jeff Garretson - April 21, 2016 2:11 pm
Teams of people are now in motion, preparing for air service from Salina to Denver after the Transportation Security Administration announced its return to Salina’s airport earlier this week.
“Boarding call will be coming soon for the first flights to Denver International Airport on Great Lakes Airlines,” said Tim Rogers Executive Director of the Salina Airport Authority.
Rogers joined in the KSAL Morning News Thursday with a look at the communications and elbow grease it took to convince the agency to set up shop again to screen passengers.
Rogers said a two prong approach helped steer the TSA back to Salina to provide screening services, by showing the need for air service.
“The credit goes to Doug Voss, CEO of Great Lakes, he said ‘Let’s go, let’s work on this and we’re with you. We’re with you and committed to this community but we need to have the TSA screening services in place,'” Rogers said.
Rogers added the leadership from Senator Moran, Senator Roberts and Congressman Huelskamp to pursue the legislative path.
Rogers says the initial date for Denver flights from Salina is about 45 days out, “In the next week to ten days that start date will start to come into focus.”