Number of air travelers surpasses 2 million
WASHINGTON (KOSA) - The Transportation Security Administration surpassed 2 million screened passengers on Friday for the first time since the pandemic started.
The TSA announced a total of 2,028,961 people were screened at airport security checkpoints on June 11, representing 74% of the travel volume compared to 2019 and nearly 400% more than traveled this time in 2020.
“The growing number of travelers demonstrates this country’s resilience and the high level of confidence in COVID-19 countermeasures, to include ready access to vaccines,” said Darby LaJoye, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the TSA Administrator. “TSA stands ready to provide a safe and secure screening process as part of the overall travel experience.”
A mask mandate remains in place through Sep. 13 for all passengers traveling on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation.
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