TSA at Denver International Airport screened record number of passengers in July

Local Press Release
Thursday, August 17, 2017

DENVER –The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Denver International Airport (DEN) set a new record for the number of passengers screened in July. DEN screened more than 1.99 million passengers and crew at its three checkpoints, a 6 percent increase over the previous July and the busiest month on record.  With an 8 percent increase in passengers screened in May and a 7 percent increase in June, this summer will be the busiest ever for DEN TSA screening operations.

According to TSA DEN Federal Security Director Larry Nau, “I appreciate the great security team we have here at DEN that continues to screen passengers efficiently and professionally. We also are grateful for our strong partnership with the airport and airlines.”

Nationwide, TSA also set a record, screening 72,117,046 passengers and crew at airports in July, breaking the previous record of 69,985,052 set in June of this year.

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