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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 12:12 PM - For Immediate Release

Passengers Advised to Arrive 2 Hours Early for During Peak Travel Periods

SACRAMENTO – Like many U.S. airports, Sacramento International Airport has been experiencing longer-than-usual wait times at the security checkpoints for passenger screening. Passenger traffic at Sacramento International Airport has increased, while TSA staffing has remained static.

During the busy spring-summer travel season, Sacramento International Airport recommends passengers arrive 2 hours in advance of departure, especially for flights departing during the peak hours of 5-7 a.m., 12 noon – 2 p.m., and 6-8 p.m. and especially for flights on American,Delta, JetBlue and United, which depart out ofTerminal A.

The TSA security checkpoints at Sacramento International Airport open at 4 a.m. daily. For flights leaving at 5 and 5:30 a.m., arriving when the checkpoint opens should leave enough time to clear security.

TSA staffing is an issue affecting airports nationwide. Passengers can improve their travel experience knowing following current airline and security policies. For tips on making your travel experience as smooth as possible, visit the TSA website:

The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 36 destinations. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County Department of Airports is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit