Miami International Airport (MIA) will close Concourse G at 13:00 (local time) from Saturday, January 12, to Monday, January 14, due to security screener staffing shortages. Flights scheduled for Concourse G at that time will be redirected to Concourses F or H. Although no flight disruptions are anticipated, the planned closure is due to an increase in absentee workers at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) which oversees passenger and baggage screening, due to the federal government shutdown. Further such disruptions and partial closures of terminals or security checkpoints are possible at MIA and other airports across the country in the coming days and weeks.
Continued absences are expected to continue at these and other airports in the coming days or weeks if the shutdown is not resolved. Delays and congestion are possible at airport security checkpoints.
The US federal government is partially shut down due to a failure to pass a budget resolution. Approximately 55,000 TSA employees are the federal employee expected to continue to work without pay during the shutdown.
Miami International Airport (MIA) is one of the busiest airports in the US, with 20 million passengers annually.
Individuals traveling via MIA, and by plane in the US more generally, in the coming days and weeks are advised to monitor the situation and anticipate delays and congestion at airport security checkpoints.
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