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TSA at CHS breaks single-day record for passengers screened


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– Transportation Security Administration officers working at the Charleston International Airport (CHS) checkpoint screened a record 8,374 departing passengers on Sunday, April 15.
The previous Sunday (April 8), TSA screened 7,972 departing 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.

The Transportation Security Administration was created to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works closely with transportation, law enforcement and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security. For more information about TSA, please visit our website at
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