Air travel is picking up as TSA records highest passenger screenings in nearly a year

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CNBC: TSA officers screened the highest number of passengers on a single day since March 15, 2020.

  • Air travel is starting to pick up again after a challenging year for travel caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Passengers on Friday were still 20% lower than the number of passengers on the same day last year, and down nearly 38% from 2019.

TSA officers screened 1,357,111 people at airports on Friday, marking the highest number of passengers on a single day since March 15, 2020.

The milestone reflects that air travel is starting to pick up again after a challenging year for airlines caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More

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