LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Harry Reid International Airport beat it’s record for the number of people screened by TSA in a single day.
Attention turned to Harry Reid after Super Bowl 58 as airport officials expected a surge of departing travelers. In preparation for a busy Monday, officials said checkpoints were fully staffed and resources were in place for maximum security efficiency.
“It has been a spectacular week of activities that brought tens of thousands of people to Las Vegas in anticipation of the Super Bowl game and related festivities. With the game behind us, TSA made good on its commitment to deliver efficient security operations and excellent customer service to all those who were screened at LAS Monday,” said TSA Federal Security Director for Nevada Karen Burke. “The months of coordination and planning paid off. I am proud of what the TSA team accomplished and we are grateful for the support of all our transportation stakeholders and partners in making this record-setting day a success.”
According to a media release, TSA screened 103,978 travelers through the airport’s five security checkpoints in two terminals. The previous record in a single day was 103,409 on Sunday, October 29, 2023.
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Officials say the busiest hour for screening was between 5 and 6 a.m. Within this hour, 7,700 people were screened. The highest recorded wait time was 12 minutes in standard screening and four minutes in PreCheck.
In addition, TSA says they screened 65,708 checked bags.
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