TSA screens record number of passengers in July

Local Press Release
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) surpassed a new milestone in July, screening more than 70 million passengers and crew for the first time in the agency’s history.  

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.

Locally, 525,334 passengers were screened at Portland International Airport (PDX) during the month of July. In June, TSA screened 493,805 passengers, here and in May at PDX, TSA screened 418,612 passengers.

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 (July 4), and the highest number of passengers screened in one day was 2.65 million (June 30).

The months of May, June and July 2017 all fall into the top ten 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