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Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF) TSA Security Wait Time Information

Santa Fe Municipal International Airport is committed to making the travel experience as easy and safe as possible for all of its passengers. It is known for ease of security checks, which makes it a well-maintained airport in the country.

When you have information about times for security checkpoints, it gives you the comfort of enjoying a coffee in your extra hours. Also, when you know the wait times at SAF airport, you can decide to attend online business meetings as well.

SAF Flight Delays

Before you head to the airport, be sure to check SAF Arrival Delays, SAF Departure Delays, or use iFLY's SAF Flight Tracker.

SAF Airport Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

SAF has a main checkpoint for travelers. And the good news is that it allows the PreCheck option and is equipped with smart devices. This helps you with easy passage through the checkpoint without waiting in queues for long hours. The hours shown below are subject to change:

SAF Main Checkpoint

Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

TSA Pre Hours: Daily, Start at 5:00 AM

Santa Fe Municipal International Airport recommends arriving 2 hours 3 hours before your scheduled airline departure. Remember to arrive early and, if necessary, allow yourself enough time to park your car at the airport.

TSA Wait Times SAF

Santa Fe Municipal airport wait times can vary greatly during busy days, holidays, and travel days as well. You can now check current wait times at Santa Fe Municipal Airport, but keep in mind that the SAF wait times you see right now may not be valid when you reach the airport!

TSA PreCheck at SAF

TSA PreCheck lanes are available at both security checkpoints at SAF airport. Frequent travelers and others who do not want to wait for long can sign up for TSA's PreCheck program at Santa Fe Municipal International Airport. Once signed in and approved, you will get a Known Traveler Number that helps you with access to an easy screening lane.

Now with PreCheck, passengers don't need to remove shoes, belts, remove laptops from cases, and more. It is assumed that with PreCheck, you will need to wait for less than 5 minutes in a line for a security check.

The office hours for PreCheck at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport location start from 5:00 AM daily.

Santa Fe Municipal Airport Wait Times

Santa Fe Municipal Airport's security wait times are approximate and can vary due to weather conditions, airport construction, and TSA staff availability.

SAF TSA security wait time forecasts are made leveraging flight volume data and TSA staffing models. Using advanced data science, wait times for Santa Fe Municipal Airport are projected, which barring extreme outliers, are within five minutes of accuracy, as validated by large US airlines.

Therefore the TSA always urges travelers to arrive at the airport in advance of scheduled flight departures. This helps you with SAF security wait times, digital displays, and programs that assist you in travel planning. Do not forget to check wait times for the ticket counter with your airline.

Please note that each airline has a recommended arrival time, and you need to arrive at the airport accordingly. All airlines require that you arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate, and even onboard and in your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time.

The amount of the advance arrival time required varies depending on the airline you are using.

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Helpful Tips & Resources

iFly.com can help you get to, through, and between airports around the world. Here are some things you may need to know that can help you on your journey specific to SAF: 

  • Once you get through security, pull up the interactive terminal map to navigate to your gate, and see all the restaurant and shopping options along the way.
  • Remember that a great low-cost alternative to parking within the airport  facility is to use on off-airport parking lot.  They offer lower costs, a bit further away from the terminals. Reserve here.
  • If you have some time before your flight's departure, be sure to grab a bite, peruse the shops, or jump on the free wifi and get caught up on those emails.
  • Lose something while in the terminal area?  Find the contact info you need for lost & found here.
  • If your flight is arriving to the airport from another city and need a quick way to get to your destination, give a call to one of these taxi or limo service providers.

TSA Pre Check at SAF


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