TSA Reaches Milestone: 1 Million Passengers Screened in 1 Day
On October 19, 2020, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that they screened over 1 million passengers on Sunday October 18, 2020. TSA had not reached the milestone of screening 1 million passengers in a single day since March 17, 2020.
The line graph below makes it easy to see the decrease in the number of screened travelers in 2020 compared to 2019. TSA’s slowest day was April 14, 2020 where they screened just 87,000 travelers, but the numbers slowly tick up as time goes on, which is encouraging.
From the data available, the total number of travelers screened in October is just behind September’s total of 21,488,263 by 300,000, so October should surpass September. This is a promising sign for the industry, showing that travelers are starting to feel more confident to travel again.