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More TSA agents went to the airports this year

Due to an expected increase in airline passengers this summer, the Transportation Security Administration is the strengthening of the workforce to avoid the long security checkpoints, passengers handled last year.

A report from the trade group Airlines for America claims there will be a record 234.1 million passengers who travel on U.S. airlines this summer, an increase of 9.3 million of the 224.8 million passengers last year.

The 2.54 million passengers per day from June to August will be a heavy pressure on airports in the USA, but TSA officials have announced that they are to the upgrade of the workforce, with 2,000 extra officers and 50 more canine teams, according to ABCNews.com.

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“As we approach the summer break, securing the travel of millions of passengers per day remains our highest priority,” TSA administrator Huban A. Gowadia told ABC News. “It is well known that terrorists continue to focus on the aviation, which is the reason why the TSA continues to focus on providing robust security of the screening process.”

TSA officials are also working with airlines to offer automated screening lanes on the busiest airports in the country, including O’hare International Airport in Chicago, John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, Los Angeles and the International Airport Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The increase of the travellers head away from home is not only limited to the summer, or, if AAA released a report that states an estimated 39.3 million people will venture at least 50 miles from home this upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

That is the highest expected total in the past 12 years, and an increase from the 38 million passengers last year.

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