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TSA at JFK Airport part of record-breaking week

Local Press Release
Friday, July 7, 2017

JAMAICA, N.Y. – Last week the Transportation Security Administration set a record for the most passengers and crew members screened in the history of the agency when more than 17 million individuals were screened at checkpoints nationwide (17,089,533 to be exact). This includes the period of June 25 to July 1, 2017.

The three airports that saw the largest number of passengers screened at TSA checkpoints last week are below.

AirportsTotal Passengers Screened
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)914,341
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)761,775
Chicago-O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

642,120

In addition to JFK International Airport screening the second largest number of passengers in the country last week, the other local airports also saw TSA officers screen a large volume of passengers. TSA at Newark Liberty International Airport screened 507,459 passengers and crew members and TSA at LaGuardia Airport screened 371,623 passengers and crew last week.

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