Over 1.3 million air travelers went through U.S. airports’ Transportation Security Administration checkpoints on Sunday, the greatest level since March 2020.
December, a risky month for U.S. passengers amidst the pandemic, saw a hike in air travels. Although health officials warned people from traveling, flights rose over the New Year’s holidays. Almost half of the previous year’s rates, demand for air travels is expected to decrease after holidays.
Vaccines’ spread has injected hope to travel industry; yet, it’s not still clear when air passengers will get back in floods. Ed Bastian, Chief Executive Officer of Delta Air Lines, said the new year sounds even more challenging than the old. He continued no pandemic has been observed in history like this so there has been no practical scheme to help us to recover. However, he added a new Delta will be built with a focus on medical and business restoration.