Salina’s passenger air service may be delayed

Resumption of scheduled airline service on April 1 at Salina Regional Airport may be delayed, an airport official said Tuesday.

That’s because the airport can’t get the Transportation Security Administration to provide passenger screening services to the airport that’s about 88 miles north of Wichita.

The TSA, Salina Airport Authority executive director Tim Rogers said, will reconsider if public funds can be used to reimburse it for providing such services.

“TSA denied the request based upon cost,” he said, adding that “until a week, 10 days ago, the TSA never communicated” a funding issue.

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