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Strong Thanksgiving holiday numbers seen at St. Louis Lambert airport

The 2022 total is just under the number recorded in 2019

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) completed its tracking of passenger numbers going through airport security during the recently completed Thanksgiving Day Holiday travel period. It shows that a total of 185,562 passengers went through airport security checkpoints in Terminals One and Two during this Thanksgiving holiday travel period. This is just under 14,000 less than those who went through the airport’s security checkpoints in 2019, prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The complete day-by-day numbers are found below:

(Data courtesy TSA)


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St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is the primary commercial airport for the St. Louis metro area and parts of eastern Missouri and southern Illinois serving nearly 15.9 million passengers annually. STL is an Enterprise Fund Department of the City of St. Louis. It is wholly supported by airport user charges. No general fund revenues are used for the operation, administration, promotion or maintenance of airport facilities. For more information, visit

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