A4A estimates 4% increase in passengers for the third quarter

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore May 18, 2016 21:40

A4A estimates 4% increase in passengers for the third quarter

Airlines for America (A4A) is predicting that 231.1 million passengers will fly on US airlines between June 1 and August 31, which is a 4% increase from the previous high set last summer. The trade group has called on the Transportation Security Administration to quickly hire and train new staffers to alleviate the screening delays that started appearing earlier this year.

“It has been a challenging spring with fliers waiting in lines that take more than 60 to 90 minutes to get through security,” said Sharon Pinkerton, A4A’s senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs. She encouraged travelers to enroll in the TSA’s paid PreCheck program, which offers special lanes and quicker screening, “as we move into another record-setting travel season.”

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore May 18, 2016 21:40