Airports in the United States recorded their highest traffic in a year on Friday when the COVID-19 epidemic brought air travel to a screeching halt in the country, according to data released by the agency Transport Security (TSA).
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As of Friday, just over 1.35 million passengers were checked in at U.S. airports, the highest number since March 15, 2020, when 1.5 million people had traveled.
However, this still represents only almost half of the usual volume for this period.
The previous highest volume since the start of the crisis was recorded on January 3, with nearly 1.33 million passengers.
The number of people who had taken a plane to or from the United States fell below the symbolic one million mark on March 17, 2020, and crossed it again on October 18 alone, seven months later. .
Traffic plunged, with a record 87,534 passengers on April 14.
Many Americans, now vaccinated, are returning to air travel. In the United States, 68.9 million people received at least one dose, and 36.9 million were fully vaccinated, or 11.1% of the nation’s population, according to data released Saturday by the U.S. Centers for Prevention and of Disease Control (CDC), the country’s leading federal public health agency.