May 26, 2020 - Economy & Business

U.S. airport traffic is picking up as coronavirus lockdowns ease

People are returning to airports at a significant rate, TSA data show. While still down from its early March level when more than 2 million people were screened at airports each day, TSA screened nearly 350,000 people on Friday.

Data: TSA; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios
Data: TSA; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

Why it matters: That is more than triple the number of people who went through screening checkpoints as recently as April 28. Just 87,534 were screened on April 14, a 96% decline from the year ago period.

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