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New Security Checkpoint Technology Installed at CCIA

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed new Credential Authentication Technology (CAT) scanners at the Corpus Christi International Airport to help improve the security process for travelers.

The CAT scanners eliminate the need to show TSA agents boarding passes. The scanners can match a traveler’s identification with their flight information in “near” real-time by locating the flight details of the traveler. In addition, the new scanners can identify fraudulent documents.

“This means no more fumbling with your cell phone screens or flight documents, which improves the overall experience at the security checkpoint,” CCIA Director of Aviation Kevin Smith said.

Travelers must provide a form of identification to TSA agents at security checkpoints. The scanner accepts:

  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • U.S. Department of Defense I.D. card
  • Permanent resident card

You will find a complete list of acceptable identification on the TSA website at

CAT is linked electronically to the Secure Flight Database, which confirms travelers’ flight details, ensuring they are ticketed for travel that day. However, CAT does not eliminate the requirement for passengers to check in with their airline. Passengers still need their boarding pass to show the airline representative at the gate.

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