MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The Monday after Minnesota hosted Super Bowl LII was officially the busiest day ever at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
The Transportation Security Administration screened 60,883 people on Feb. 5, also known as "Get Away Monday"-- setting a new single-day record for the number of people screened through the security checkpoints. On an average day, TSA screens about 34,000 people through the security checkpoints at MSP.
TSA and MSP Airport have been planning for "Get Away Monday" after more than a year. More than 100 TSA officers from other airports were on hand to help with the volume of passengers. Every security checkpoint lane in Terminal 1 and 2 remained open throughout the day, which helped get passengers through more quickly.
Things are starting to get back to normal now in the Twin Cities and at MSP. TSA says it expects to screen only 38,800 passengers on Tuesday.