Have suitcase, will travel! Americans take to the skies in almost pre-pandemic numbers as Covid-19 restrictions ease

Travelers arrive at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTX) in Romulus, Michigan, on Saturday, June 12, 2021.

(CNN)As more Americans get vaccinated against Covid-19 and states and cities further ease pandemic restrictions, more people are flying for vacations, family visits or just getting away.

The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 2 million passengers Friday, the highest number since March 7 of last year, just before lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions started keeping people home.
The data confirms the recent upward air travel trend to levels not seen since before the pandemic: On June 11, 2019, the TSA screened 2.7 million people.
    "The growing number of travelers demonstrates this country's resilience and the high level of confidence in Covid-19 counter measures, to include ready access to vaccines," acting TSA chief Darby LaJoye said in a statement.
      Before the pandemic, the TSA screened on average between 2 and 2.5 million travelers per day.

      National parks welcoming hundreds of thousands every month

      Another indicator that Americans are getting back out and about: National parks are citing spikes in attendance.