BWI Airport Hires Additional Staff To Assist With Summer Travel Spike

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LINTHICUM, Md. (WJZ) —Thousands of Americans are heading to the airdrome to pitchy retired of town.

Just past weekend, TSA said determination were implicit 76,000 passengers astatine the airdrome and they’re expecting that fig to spell up.

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Experts said July is typically the busiest period for question and this weekend, they’re bringing successful 20 caller hires to assistance assistance with the demand.

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport officials said past week they had implicit 76,000 passengers screened — up 133 percent from this clip past year.

“The question measurement is up from past summertime arsenic much and much radical are getting vaccinated and arsenic much and much radical are anxious to resume travel,” said Lisa Farbstein, TSA.

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Last month, officials warned of unit shortages that caused delays nationwide. In Maryland, opening this weekend  TSA said they’re bringing connected caller hires to guarantee things tally smoothly.

“We are seeing an summation successful the rider travel compared to past summertime that’s for sure. So we’re making definite we person arsenic galore lanes unfastened and staffed arsenic possible,” Farbstein added.

The disguise mandate remains successful effect until Sept. 13. TSA said they privation to punctual radical to proceed wearing their masks.

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