The new number is close to Record the epidemic on Wednesday
When nearly 1.2 million people have flown – it marks the third-busiest day for air travel for the United States since it exploded in March.
While TSA traffic on Saturday was only 45% of air traffic the day after Christmas a year ago, that means Many people still travel
Something Dr. Anthony Fauci called “worrying” when he spoke to Wolf Pleser last week. Earlier this month, the CDC stepped up language urging people not to travel.
Air travel surged over the past week, when the number of US flights reached close to or more than a million passengers for six consecutive days. Transportation Security Administration figures show that nearly 9 million people have been screened at TSA checkpoints since the holiday climax began on December 18th.
Before Wednesday, the previous record for the pandemic was set on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
The increase in air travel is raising new concerns from health experts that there will be another spike in coronavirus infections, similar to the one recorded after Thanksgiving.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Urged Americans to stay home
To avoid the spread of the Coronavirus. The increase in air travel is raising new concerns among health experts from another jump in Covid-19 infections, similar to the rise recorded after the previous epidemic air travel record that was recorded around Thanksgiving.
The rise in travel also comes as executives at several airlines are looking to bring back the thousands of workers who were laid off in the fall due to lower travel numbers.
Includes the latest Covid-19 congressional relief bill Extension of the Aviation Industry Salary Support Program
, Which allocates $ 15 billion in aid to re-employ more than 32,000 united (UAL)
And the American Airlines (AAL)
The staff took leave in September. The companies say the extra money is enough to pay these workers’ salaries until March 31.