After dipping in July, traffic at the nation’s airports climbed to new pandemic-era highs this weekend.
The Transportation Security Administration said it screened nearly 800,000 people on Sunday. The 799,861 people it screened that day was the most since air travel cratered in mid-April.
Friday was the second-busiest day. The next busiest days were over the July 4 holiday weekend.
This weekend’s numbers are just below 30% of the traffic TSA screened last year. The screening numbers include airline crew members and some airport employees.
The air carrier industry group Airlines for America said the average flight is now about 45% full.