The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the agency responsible for airport security screening, said unscheduled absences among its employees rose to 7.7 percent from 5.6 percent on Saturday. The rate is more than double the 3.2 percent rate experienced a year ago.
The TSA said in a statement on Sunday that security had not been compromised at U.S. airports.
Miami International Airport said it planned to reopen Concourse G on Monday. The concourse was closed for part of the weekend because not enough TSA workers were present to staff the security checkpoint.
(Reporting by David Shephardson; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)
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