Individuals took to the pleasant skies forward of this Independence Day weekend — in even larger numbers than pre-pandemic.
The Transportation Safety Administration screened 2.2 million folks at airport checkpoints on Friday, in line with TSA figures.
That was “the best throughput for the reason that begin of the pandemic,” TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein mentioned in a tweet.
That narrowly exceeds July 2, 2019 — when TSA screened 2.18 million.
(On July 2, 2020, the federal company screened almost 720,000 Individuals.)
The TSA has revealed “throughput” figures for the reason that early days of the pandemic as a technique to monitor home air journey. Monetary and different professionals have used the info to watch the reopening.
The weekend was anticipated to set data for post-pandemic journey by airplane and car.