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The Transportation Security Administration screened nearly 2 million people at US airports on Friday ahead of Memorial Day weekend, a record since the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically slowed air travel last year.
According to TSA data, the agency screened 1,959,593 people Friday — nearly six times higher than the number of travelers who went through TSA checkpoints on May 28, 2020.
On the same day in 2019, the agency screened more than 2.5 million people.
The TSA had not screened more than 1.9 million people since March 8 last year, according to agency data. Air travel fell significantly read more ⇒