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Number of air travelers surpasses 2 million

The June 11 total is the highest number of passengers screened by the TSA since the pandemic...
The June 11 total is the highest number of passengers screened by the TSA since the pandemic began.(MGN)
Updated: Jun. 12, 2021 at 10:20 AM CDT
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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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