Airports Overrun Memorial Day Weekend


The TSA screened more than 1.9 million people at U.S. airports over the weekend.

Volumes reached a pandemic high, as higher numbers of travelers are boosting the price of a vacation.

Air traveler volumes hit the highest levels since before the coronavirus pandemic began during Memorial Day weekend. TSA screened an average of 1.78 million people from Friday through Monday, hitting a peak of 1.96 million on Friday. Those volumes are more than six times higher than a year ago, but still 22% below Memorial Day weekend in 2019.

The surge in travelers is pushing up the price of vacations, including airfare, hotel rates and car rental prices. Several airline stocks rose after the TSA released the latest data.

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