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TSA breaks single-day record for passengers screened at Charleston International Airport

Local Press Release
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Transportation Security Administration officers working at the Charleston International Airport (CHS) checkpoint screened a record 8,374 passengers on Sunday, April 15.

The previous Sunday (April 8), TSA screened 7,972 passengers, breaking the previous high of 7,742 set on May 7, 2017.

With prior planning and support of our airport and airline partners, TSA was able to work efficiently throughout the record-breaking day. Wait times throughout the day remained under 20 minutes in standard screening lanes, and less than 10 minutes for TSA Pre✓® passengers.

As we move toward Memorial Day weekend and the start of summer travel season, passenger volumes will continue to increase. TSA strongly recommends travelers arrive at least two hours prior to their scheduled departure times to ensure adequate time for ticketing, checking baggage and security screening.

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