Spring Break Travel Surge


Thirteen months into a pandemic that brought air travel to a near standstill, Americans are starting to take to the skies in substantial numbers again.

For 17 days in a row now, the TSA has screened more than 1 million people U.S. airports, marking a significant milestone for the industry.

On the 21st, the TSA screened 1,543,115 travelers at U.S. airports—its busiest day since March 13, 2020, the day the U.S. declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency.

Traveler screening totals fell below 90,000 in April 2020 in the early days of the pandemic and didn’t top 1 million again until October.

While air travel volume remains at about 66% of pre-pandemic levels, the uptick in flights is encouraging for the industry. (USA Today, 03.22.21/CBS News, 03.29.21)

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