City Generic - Photo courtesy of City Govt.
City Generic - Photo courtesy of City Govt.

El Paso International Airport Anticipates the Beginning of a Busy Travel Season

The El Paso International Airport is preparing for the busy summer travel season kicking off this Memorial Day weekend.

Our annual summer season kicks off this Memorial Day weekend, typically one of the busiest of the year. We are preparing to welcome over 30,000 passengers through the terminal this holiday weekend. As summer travel continues the airport will average 53 daily flights in June, an additional 9 flights per day, up from 44 in May. The additional traffic is due to recently added flights to the very popular tourist destinations of Austin, Orlando, and San Diego additional frequencies to some of the major markets in Dallas, Las Vegas and Houston.

“We are excited to welcome more passengers this summer as we have more available seats than we have had in the past few years, including 2019,” said Sam Rodriguez, El Paso Aviation Director. “The fact that we have over 1,000 more seats per day for passengers to fly this summer is an impressive result of our City’s strategic plan for economic recovery and the strong response from our community and region.”


  • Arrive Early:

Passengers are strongly encouraged to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure. Due to the number of added flights, there is a potential for longer wait times for both check-in and security lines, especially for early morning flights. The security checkpoint is open by 4 a.m.

  • Be Prepared:

Review the current identification requirements and screening procedures for traveling with liquids, gels, and aerosols by visiting or by contacting them directly by tweeting @AskTSA. Sign up for TSA PreCheck to expedite the screening process.

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