Jacksonville Airport Operations Back To Normal After Security Scanner Hiccup

Dec 29, 2015

Guards patrol the Jacksonville airport in 2013.
Credit Karen Feagins / WJCT News

Passengers at Jacksonville International Airport are once again moving smoothly through security now that a broken TSA scanner is working again.

JIA spokeswoman Debbie Jones says travelers weren’t so lucky early Tuesday morning, however.

“It really caused a significant delay for many passengers. The machine has since been repaired and is operating normally. So we’re not seeing any significant delays related to that," she said Tuesday afternoon.

But, Jones says, bad weather and large numbers of people trying to get home after Christmas could create problems over the next few days, which is why she suggests checking on flights before heading to the airport.

“You can do that either through the airline or on our website at flyjax.com. There is a section there where you can check the status of flights," she says.

Jones says updates can also be found on the airport’s Facebook page and on Twitter.