Survey results indicate increase in US passport applications


CHICAGO, IL – Forty-four percent of those who currently do not hold a passport are planning on obtaining one according to surveys conducted by GO Airport Express. This is in response to the Real ID Act where some states’ drivers’ licenses soon might not meet regulations for air travel, even within the US.

Of the 394 respondents, 86 percent noted they already have valid passports. Of those who didn’t, 19 percent said they did not plan on getting one, while 37 percent weren’t sure, as of the survey date. The most common reason for doing so was due to a lack of travel frequency.

“As security issues remain a concern for both global and domestic travel, having stricter standards and more uniform identification documents become necessary,” says John McCarthy, president, GO Airport Express.