Sunday Marked the Busiest Day of Air Travel in Weeks

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Sunday Marked the Busiest Day of Air Travel in Weeks

With lock-down orders and travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, air travel has plunged 96% in recent weeks. On March 1st for example, 2,280,522 people passed through TSA checkpoints, including workers and crew members. That was still about the same as the same day the year prior, and it was before the federal government and states got serious about restrictions.

Fast-forward six weeks, and on April 14th only 87,534 people passed through TSA checkpoints. That was the slowest day for air travel and an incredible drop of 96.2%.

But the travel industry got some good news on Sunday. April 26th marked the busiest day for air travel in the last three week. 128,875 travelers and crew passed through TSA checkpoints, about a 50% increase from the lowest point. However, that is still almost 95% down from a year ago.

The Association of Flight Attendants is not happy about people resuming travel just yet. In a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Health and Human Service Secretary Alex Azar, it is calling on the government “to mandate masks in aviation for crew, employees and passengers; require personal protective equipment; and suspend all leisure travel until the virus is contained.”

TSA checkpoint travel numbers for 2020 and 2019

Date Total Traveler Throughput Total Traveler Throughput
(1 Year Ago – Same Weekday)
4/28/2020 110,913 2,102,068
4/27/2020 119,854 2,412,770
4/26/2020 128,875 2,506,809
4/25/2020 114,459 1,990,464
4/24/2020 123,464 2,521,897
4/23/2020 111,627 2,526,961
4/22/2020 98,968 2,254,209
4/21/2020 92,859 2,227,475
4/20/2020 99,344 2,594,171
4/19/2020 105,382 2,356,802
4/18/2020 97,236 1,988,205
4/17/2020 106,385 2,457,133
4/16/2020 95,085 2,616,158
4/15/2020 90,784 2,317,381
4/14/2020 87,534 2,208,688
4/13/2020 102,184 2,484,580
4/12/2020 90,510 2,446,801
4/11/2020 93,645 2,059,142
4/10/2020 108,977 2,590,499
4/9/2020 104,090 2,487,398
4/8/2020 94,931 2,229,276
4/7/2020 97,130 2,091,056
4/6/2020 108,310 2,384,091
4/5/2020 122,029 2,462,929
4/4/2020 118,302 2,011,715
4/3/2020 129,763 2,476,884
4/2/2020 124,021 2,411,500
4/1/2020 136,023 2,151,626
3/31/2020 146,348 2,026,256
3/30/2020 154,080 2,360,053
3/29/2020 180,002 2,510,294
3/28/2020 184,027 2,172,920
3/27/2020 199,644 2,538,384
3/26/2020 203,858 2,487,162
3/25/2020 239,234 2,273,811
3/24/2020 279,018 2,151,913
3/23/2020 331,431 2,434,370
3/22/2020 454,516 2,542,643
3/21/2020 548,132 2,227,181
3/20/2020 593,167 2,559,307
3/19/2020 620,883 2,513,231
3/18/2020 779,631 2,320,885
3/17/2020 953,699 2,177,929
3/16/2020 1,257,823 2,465,709
3/15/2020 1,519,192 2,545,742
3/14/2020 1,485,553 2,274,658
3/13/2020 1,714,372 2,634,215
3/12/2020 1,788,456 2,503,924
3/11/2020 1,702,686 2,187,298
3/10/2020 1,617,220 2,122,898
3/9/2020 1,909,363 2,378,673
3/8/2020 2,119,867 2,485,430
3/7/2020 1,844,811 2,156,262
3/6/2020 2,198,517 2,543,689
3/5/2020 2,130,015 2,402,692
3/4/2020 1,877,401 2,143,619
3/3/2020 1,736,393 1,979,558
3/2/2020 2,089,641 2,257,920
3/1/2020 2,280,522 2,301,439

See TSA numbers here.

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