TSA says a passenger milestone was reached this weekend

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The TSA said more than 1 million people passed through its checkpoints on Oct. 18, the first time that had happened since March 17.
The TSA said more than 1 million people passed through its checkpoints on Oct. 18, the first time that had happened since March 17. Photo Credit: Courtesy of TSA

The TSA screened more than 1 million passengers on Sunday, the first time it has reached that threshold since March 17.

For the week that ended Sunday, the agency screened 6.1 million passengers, also the highest volume since the start of Covid-19 pandemic.

Related: TSA implementing virus-related procedures

Still, the TSA throughput for the week was just 35.6% of last year's level. Prior to March 17, the agency had screened less than 1 million people just once since May 2004. That came on Feb. 1, 2011, when a blizzard caused more than 6,000 flight cancellations in North America.

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