US air travel rises to highest levels yet since pandemic hit
(AP) — Air travel is gaining altitude.
More than 1 million people have gone through U.S. airport checkpoints each of the last four days — it was more than 1.3 million on Sunday. That was the first time TSA screened more people than it did on the comparable day in 2020. However, travel is still down sharply from 2019, before the pandemic.
Airline stocks are rising after several airlines report that they’ve seen more people booking trips in March.
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian says bookings began picking up five or six weeks ago. The Delta CEO thinks that after some previous false starts, this time the recovery in travel is real.