Airlines saw about a third of the traffic they did last year over the long Labor Day weekend, according to numbers from the Transportation Security Administration.
The agency said it screened 4.1 million people this Labor Day weekend, from Thursday through Monday. That averages to about 36% of the 11.3 million people screened on Labor Day weekend in 2019.
Monday fell short of the agency’s prediction that it would screen 1 million people. It saw 935,000 travelers.
Friday was the busiest day during the pandemic, when 969,000 people were screened.