Published on Fri, May 28, 2021 6:14AM PDT | Updated Tue, June 8, 2021 1:22PM PDT
In April 2020 — the early days of the pandemic — the number of people passing through airport security was 96% lower than the same period a year before. Since then, the number of people flying has rebounded, though not to reach pre-pandemic levels.
The map below shows how the number of people clearing Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints has changed at the country's 60 busiest airports during every week of the pandemic.
Compare the number of people going through TSA checkpoints the week of
and its corresponding week before the pandemic, the week of .
▶ Start with March 2020
Circle size corresponds to average daily TSA screenings at the 60 busiest airports
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