Sunday’s screening of 2.56 million passengers by air in the United States was the highest since 2019.
The U.S. According to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), 2.56 million passengers were screened on Sunday. This was the highest screening since December 2019, and the busiest day of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the number of viewers was lower than the 2.88million that were screened the same day in 2019, at the end the busy U.S. Thanksgiving travel season.
The cancellations reported by U.S. airlines were very low during the holiday travel period. There were 177 cancellations on Sunday and 36 Monday. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stated Saturday that Friday was a good day for air travel performance. There were 0.4% and 0.3% cancellations, respectively.
According to Cirium data, U.S. airlines planned to operate 13% less domestic flights over the eight-day Thanksgiving travel period than in 2019, but with larger planes.
Buttigieg and airlines fought for months over summer woes. This led to thousands of flight cancellations. The department then pressured the airlines to improve customer service.