According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), more than 1.5 million passengers traveled through US airports for the first time since last March.
Passenger numbers have been rising steadily for the past ten days, as TSA reported screening 1.36 million passengers on Saturday, 1.46 million on Friday, and 1.54 million passengers on Sunday. However, Sunday’s numbers are still a long way from the 2.2 million passengers passing through US airports on the same day in 2019.
“TSA screened 1,543,115 people yesterday, Sunday, March 21,” said Lisa Farbstein, TSA Spokesperson, in a tweet. “The last time checkpoint throughput topped 1.5 million was March 15, 2020–just more than a year ago. Yesterday was also the 11th consecutive day with checkpoint volume exceeding 1 million.”
Air travel seems to be rebounding, even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) still recommends against Americans traveling.