Atlanta Airport: Plan For Three Hours To Clear Security

The Associated Press reports:

Passengers at the nation’s busiest airport are feeling the pinch of the government shutdown and it’s coming in the forms of long security lines. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is warning passengers to give themselves at least three hours to clear security.

Issues with screenings have prompted several airports – including Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Miami International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson – to close terminals and consolidate security checkpoints. Personnel is being relocated to help assist in airports with staffing shortages.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

Delta Air Lines said Tuesday morning that the partial government shutdown is hurting its financial results. Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the shutdown is costing the company $25 million in revenue this month as fewer government contractors and employees travel.

“We are seeing some pressure on our business,” Bastian said during an investor conference call Tuesday morning. “We strongly encourage our elected officials to do their very best to resolve their differences and get the government fully open as soon as possible.”