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TSA breaks single-day record for passengers screened at ATL

Local Press Release
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

ATLANTA – Transportation Security Administration officers working at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) checkpoints screened 93,082 passengers and crew on Friday, May 25, breaking the previous single-day record of 92,421 set on June 30, 2017.

Over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28), TSA screened a total of 320,842 passengers and crew.

With prior planning and support of our airport and airline partners, TSA was able to work efficiently throughout the record-breaking day and weekend. More than 91.1 percent of passengers waited less than 20 minutes in standard screening lanes, and wait times remained ten minutes or less for 98.5 percent of TSA Pre✓® passengers.

Passenger volumes will continue to be heavy throughout the summer, especially at ATL, which has seen year-over-year passenger growth of over five percent.

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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