As of March 7, 2020, there were no daily figures for more than two million passengers at the airport, Reuters reports. Article – Commodity. However, the latest data still lags behind travel numbers before the pandemic, with 2.7 million people registered at US airports in June 2019.
On the other hand, the demand for airport travel has been steadily growing for several months in the United States as more and more Americans are being vaccinated. On the same day in June 2020, the authority recorded a decrease in the number of passengers by 1.5 million.
According to the American Airlines Association, domestic travel is 22% and international travel is 47% less than it was before the pandemic due to travel restrictions in the United States and many other countries.
However, the White House recently announced that it would form a working group with Britain, Canada and Mexico in order to find a solution to ease restrictions. Airlines executives expect the US to ease restrictions on June 4 at the earliest.
The authority also referred to a report by a news agency that traffic at some American airports exceeded pre-epidemic levels.
Cover photo: Passengers at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on November 23, 2020. Source: MTI/EPA/Justin Lane