2.4 Million Air Passengers Screened Per Day
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced that since Memorial Day 2023, it has screened an average of more than 2.4 million people per day at more than 430 airports nationwide.
The Memorial Day and Fourth of July holiday weekends set records for the number of people screened, and the Labor Day holiday is shaping up to be busy as well.
TSA Federal Security Director for Washington, Greg Hawko, commented in a press release, “If you are traveling this Labor Day weekend, please take a few minutes to ensure you are prepared for the security screening process.”
Across the country, TSA expects to screen 14.25 million passengers and crew between September 1, 2023, and September 6, 2023, which is an 11% increase over 2022.
Furthermore, travelers enrolled in TSA PreCheck® wait less than 10 minutes during the screening process.
As of September 2, 2023, national airport checkpoint screening statistics are available at www.tsa.gov/travel/passenger-volumes, showing an increase from 2019.