Boise Airport Expands TSA In Response To Passenger Increase

Aug 27, 2019

Few people look forward to going through airport security — especially if there are long lines.

The Boise Airport has seen a 50% increase in passenger traffic over the past five years. Airport officials are responding to this uptick in growth by expanding to a sixth lane at the security checkpoint. 

Spokesman Sean Briggs says there are a variety of factors that make this expansion necessary.

“Those factors involved include the entire Treasure Valley growing, more people living in the Treasure Valley, the economy being strong, more people are traveling, and then we are seeing additional flights and available seats,"says Briggs.

The new lane is now open, but only in the peak morning hours, when security is at its busiest. 

Annual forecasts predict that over 4 million passengers will be travelling through Boise in 2019. 

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