The TSA is reporting Labor Day travel for 2022 surpassed pre-pandemic levels.
According to ABC News, the TSA screened more than 8.7 million people at U.S. airports over the Labor Day weekend. That’s an increase of more than 500,000 people compared to Labor Day weekend 2019.
NEWS: TSA screened 8.76 million travelers during Labor Day weekend, exceeding 2019 passenger screening volumes for the first time over a holiday weekend Learn more at: https://t.co/LuEHiRJpBW pic.twitter.com/SUVjwMzPdA— TSA (@TSA) September 6, 2022
“TSA’s highly trained and dedicated workforce facilitated secure travel for millions of passengers during the busy summer travel season with very little disruptions at the checkpoint,” TSA Acting Administrator David Pekoske said in a statement reported by ABC News.
According to the TSA, this is the first holiday weekend that exceeded screening volume from 2019.