The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is prepared for the highest passenger volumes the agency has seen at airport security checkpoints across the US during this summer’s travel season, which begins Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day.

TSA forecasts Friday, May 24, to be the busiest travel day of the long Memorial Day weekend, anticipating nearly three million passengers.

From May 23 to May 29, the agency expects to screen more than 18 million passengers and crew, representing a checkpoint volume increase of approximately 6.4% compared to the same period in 2023.

“In close coordination with airport, airline and travel partners, we are more than ready to handle this summer’s increased travel volumes,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske.

“We are also continuing to deploy state-of-the-art checkpoint technology that increases security effectiveness, efficiency and enhances the passenger experience and our retention and recruitment numbers are the highest they’ve ever been.”

TSA is continuing to modernise airport security checkpoints across the country with a focus on enhanced detection methods to best secure the aviation system.

This summer, airline passengers can expect to encounter some of those latest checkpoint technologies, the TSA added.
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