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TSA at El Paso International Airport screened record number of passengers in June and July

Local Press Release
Friday, August 18, 2017

EL PASO, TX –The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at El Paso International Airport (ELP) screened a record number of passengers in June and July. The airport screened about 10,000 more passengers in June over the same month last year, and about 5,000 more passengers in July than in July 2016.

“ELP saw a notable increase in the number of passengers screened in June and July from 2016 to 2017,” said TSA ELP Federal Security Director Tim Berroyer. “This upward trend has been met with a security-first approach to our business, while maintaining a great passenger experience. I would like to acknowledge our outstanding TSA team for their dedication to the TSA mission on a daily basis.”   

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