Three New York area airports contribute to TSA’s record-setting number of passengers in July

2017 sets 3 of the agency’s top 10 heaviest volume months on record
Local Press Release
Monday, August 14, 2017

NEW YORK – The Transportation Security Administration surpassed a new milestone in July, screening more than 70 million passengers and crew for the first time in the agency’s history, including more than 6.5 million screened at the three New York area airports.  

TSA officers screened 72,117,046 passengers and crew at airports nationwide in July, breaking the previous record of 69,985,052 set in June of this year. In total, 6,551,965 passengers and crew were screened at JFK International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport combined.

Locally, 3,064,286 passengers and crew were screened at JFK International Airport airport during the month of July and 1,477,464 were screened at LaGuardia Airport during July. At Newark Liberty International Airport, TSA screened 2,010,215 passengers and crew members in July, which set a record for the most passengers and crew members ever screened in one month at the busy northern New Jersey airport.

For June and July 2017, TSA screened an average of 2.33 million passengers and crew per day, with 99.9 percent waiting 30 minutes or less in standard screening lanes. More than 99.6 percent of TSA Pre✓® passengers waited less than five minutes to go through security checkpoints.

During that same 61-day stretch, there were 58 days in which passenger volume surpassed 2 million, and 25 days in which passenger volume surpassed 2.4 million.

So far this summer, the lowest passenger volume day was 1.88 million on July Fourth, and the highest number of passengers screened in one day was 2.65 million on June 30.

The months of May, June and July 2017 all fall into the top 10 list of the most passengers and crew members screened in TSA’s history.


Total Passengers and Crew screened

July 2017


June 2017


July 2016


July 2005


June 2016


July 2007


May 2017


August 2016


July 2015


July 2006