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TSA screens record number of passengers in July as 2017 sets 3 of the agency’s top 10 heaviest volume months on record

DCA and IAD add to record-setting month

Local Press Release
Monday, August 14, 2017

ARLINGTON, Va. – 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 approximately 2 million individuals who passed through TSA checkpoints locally at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.

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, 1,022,609 passengers and crew members were screened by TSA at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and 989,592 passengers and crew were screened at Washington Dulles International Airport during July. 

For June and July 2017, TSA screened an average of 2.33 million passengers and crew per day nationwide, 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 across the country, 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, which was the Friday immediately prior to the July Fourth holiday.

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

Month/Year

Total Passengers and Crew screened

July 2017

72,117,046

June 2017

69,985,052

July 2016

69,511,703

July 2005

68,649,504

June 2016

67,276,786

July 2007

67,060,240

May 2017

66,750,036

August 2016

66,555,921

July 2015

66,488,647

July 2006

66,263,531

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