Air travel slumped 61% in 2020, TSA says

More than 1.3 million people passed through TSA checkpoints on Jan. 3

Keeping safe after travel
Keeping safe after travel

More than 300 million people flew in 2020.

Although about half of those travelers flew during the first three months of the year before the coronavirus pandemic set in.

It’s a 61% drop from 2019 but still, it’s a good chunk of people considering months of public health guidance to not travel.

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The new tally comes on the heels of a pandemic air travel record set on Sunday.

On that day alone, more than 1.3 million people passed through TSA checkpoints at airports across the country.