The number of air travelers climbed moderately this weekend – enough to set a new pandemic-era high.
The Transportation Security Administration said it screened 862,949 people on Sunday. It was the second time the agency screened more than 800,000 people since air travel bottomed out in mid-April – and both of those days have been in August.
For comparison, the agency saw nearly 2.6 million people on the third Sunday in August last year.
The agency’s numbers also show the number of people it screened ticked somewhat higher above last week: up to about 29% of last year’s traffic from 27% as of last weekend.