Over a million individuals traveled via U.S. airports for eight straight days, a file air journey determine for the reason that begin of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) screened 1.4 million individuals in airports on Thursday.
The final excessive earlier than this week was March 15, 2020, when over 1.5 million individuals handed via airports earlier than lockdowns and proposals in opposition to journey spurred by the pandemic.
JUST IN: @TSA screened 1,407,223 individuals at safety checkpoints yesterday, Thursday, March 18. It was the eighth consecutive day of checkpoint quantity above 1M. The final time throughput was this excessive was on March 15, 2020, when 1,519,192 individuals handed via TSA checkpoints.
— Lisa Farbstein, TSA Spokesperson (@TSA_Northeast) March 19, 2021
TSA screened over 1.1 million individuals on Wednesday. The company introduced that the throughput has solely been under the million mark 5 days this month.
Total, TSA screened 8.8 million passengers this week, CNN reported, attributing the excessive site visitors to spring break journeys.
Air journey is rebounding regardless of the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s (CDC) current announcement it was wouldn’t change its journey suggestions for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. The CDC nonetheless recommends in opposition to Individuals touring.
The airline trade has been devastated all through the pandemic because of the lack of journey.
The U.S. Journey Affiliation stated in a release this week that Individuals spent $1.5 trillion on journey in 2020, down from $2.6 trillion in 2019.