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TSA breaks single-day record for passengers screened at ORD

Local Press Release
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

CHICAGO – Transportation Security Administration officers working at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) checkpoints screened 109,639 passengers and crew on Friday, July 19, breaking the previous single-day record of 108,360 set on March 22, 2019.

With prior planning and support of our airport and airline partners, TSA was able to work efficiently throughout the record-breaking day. More than 98% of passengers waited less than 20 minutes in standard screening lanes, and wait times remained six minutes or less for all TSA Pre✓® passengers.

Passenger volumes continue to be heavy throughout the summer, especially at ORD, which has seen year-over-year passenger growth of more than 4%.

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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