Leaving the Land of 10,000 Frozen Lakes is a rite of passage for Minnesotans at spring break, and people were flocking out of here for warmer weather in record masses last week.
Last Thursday was the third busiest day ever, and last Friday was the second busiest day in the history of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, an airport spokesperson tells BMTN.
The busiest day in MSP history was the day after Super Bowl 52, when just under 61,000 people went through screening on Feb. 5, 2018.
Overall, four of the top five busy days at MSP have come since the Super Bowl, and three of them this month alone.
- Feb. 5, 2018 - 60,993
- Mar. 23, 2018 - 50,681
- Mar. 22, 2018 - 47,705
- Mar. 9, 2018 - 47,372
- Mar. 10, 2017 - 47,241
"Minnesotans love to travel during spring break, and this year is no exception," MSP's marketing director Patrick Hogan said.
The average day at MSP sees about 35,000 people go through security checkpoints.
Hogan complimented all the overtime employees with The Transportation Security Administration has put in this spring, saying they'e had workers "forego vacations" in order to help meet the airport's needs.
So, if you're looking for work, TSA is filling permanent, full-time transportation security officer positions. You can apply here.
Incidentally, the TSA locally is working to fill some permanent, full-time transportation security officer positions.