Travel Market Report - Daniel McCarthy
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Monday morning announced that it screened 1.85 million passengers on Sunday, May 16, the first time the TSA had seen a number above 1.8 million since the start of the pandemic.
The number is still well off the 2.6 million that the TSA screened during the same day in 2019, but it is very different from the 253,000 that it saw in 2020. The 1.8 million from Sunday is the highest number since the TSA screened 1.9 million on March 8, 2020.
While the passenger volume is slowly returning to normal, TSA rules and protocols put in place during the pandemic are remaining in place.