New York Area Airports Set Record for Passengers at Start of Passover/Easter Holiday Weekend

By Anna Breuer on 21 April 2019
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A gate at LaGuardia Airport

A gate at LaGuardia Airport

If you flew at the start of this past weekend, you weren’t alone.

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration reported that two airports in the United States, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International, set records for the number of passengers screened at security checkpoints on Thursday, the unofficial start of the Passover/Easter holiday weekend.

LaGuardia Airport saw 59,698 travelers pass through its security checkpoints on Thursday, while Newark Liberty saw 78,811.

The previous record for LaGuardia was set last year when the airport saw 58,617 passengers on June 18.

Newark’s previous record was also set last June. The airport welcomed 76,963 passengers on June 25, 2018.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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