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Reduced Security Screeners

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport to lose security screeners.

The Transportation Security Administration says there will be 50 fewer security screeners at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in coming months. The nearly 15 percent reduction is part of a plan unveiled this week to shift screeners at the nation's airports. TSA officials plan to shift jobs to airports with security line delays while keeping the agency's force at 45-thousand screeners.

Airport officials say local traffic at the airport has skyrocketed in recent months since Delta introduced a new fare scheme. They worry the reduction will lead to longer waits. About 93-hundred passengers were screened every day in May, and that number jumped to more than 15-thousand in June.

That's more than on the busiest day of the Thanksgiving travel period last year.

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