U.S. Air Travel at Highest Point of the Pandemic

The Transportation Security Administration on Sunday reached a new coronavirus pandemic-era record for air travel, with more than 1.57 million travelers screened at the nation’s airports.

The new high tops the previous mark of 1.54 million, set just a week prior, according to TSA statistics. Additionally, more than 9.5 million people were screened at airport checkpoints during the past week, CNN reported.

Sunday’s total marked the 17th consecutive day more than a million people were screened and is more than eight times higher than on the same day last year, when only 180,000 people flew at the outset of the pandemic.

The numbers still pale in comparison to pre-pandemic days, however. More than 2.5 million people traveled on March 28, 2019 — 62% more than Sunday, CNN reported.

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