Government shutdown causes growing concern at MSP International Airport

January 08, 2019 08:59 PM

As the government shutdown enters its 18th day, there's growing concern that it could be putting our nation's airports at risk.

Some TSA workers have been calling in sick at airports across the country because they're not getting a paycheck during the shutdown.


While airport officials tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS TSA sick-outs haven't impacted lines at MSP International, the shutdown is a concern for many, including the CEO of Sun County Airlines Jude Bricker.

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"Right now, it's not a huge problem but if this drags on for a really long time we can have issues," Bricker said. "We're encouraging customers to arrive a little bit earlier for their travel plans until we get some clarity on the government shutdown."

There's a shortage of TSA agents at MSP International Airport. They have 45 open positions. Next week, the government plans to hold a job fair to try and fill the positions. 

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