Miami Airport to Close Terminal Early as TSA Screener Absences Rise

Posted on January 11, 2019 12:23 pm

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Miami International Airport will close an airport terminal early over the next few days, officials said Friday, with more unpaid security officers absent from work as the partial government shutdown has dragged on. The airport said that on Saturday, Sunday and Monday it will end flights at 1 p.m. from Concourse G and relocate them to either to Concourse F or Concourse H. Miami is the 14th busiest U.S. airport, handling 20 million passengers annually. The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) 51,000 officers will miss a paycheck Friday as the shutdown hits its 21st day. The screeners are among the lowest-paid