U.S. air travel over the July Fourth weekend dropped significantly this year over last year as Americans remain wary of mass transit amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Numbers released Monday by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) revealed that fewer than 500,000 people crossed through TSA security checkpoints on July 4, nearly 2 million fewer than did so on July 4 of 2019. The drop was even sharper on July 5; just 731,123 people crossed TSA checkpoints that day, compared with 2,795,369 on July 5, 2019.
Over the entire weekend, the average number of travelers passing through checkpoints declined 73 percent from the holiday weekend last year.
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