Travel rebound: U.S. Sets Pandemic-Era High for Air Travel on Weekend

The U.S. set another record for the number of air travelers since the COVID-19 pandemic, although passenger numbers remain far below 2019 levels. Nearly 1.67m people were screened at U.S. airport checkpoints on Sunday, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). That was the highest number screened since 12MAR 2020 when air travel began to plummet. Airlines started to see an increase in bookings around mid-FEB, and the TSA has screened at least 1m people every day since 11MAR. Vacation destinations have been most popular — business travel, which is more profitable for airlines, remains drastically reduced.

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