Question of the Day: How much did TSA passenger counts through U.S. airports on April 7th decline compared to the same date last year (%age change)?

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Apr 08, 2020
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Question of the Day, Economics

Answer: 95% decline 

TSA Checkpoint numbers

Questions:

  • Other than the airline industry, what other businesses are impacted when people travel less? 
  • How long do you think it will take to get airline travel back to 2019 levels? 

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Behind the numbers (USA Today):

The number of passengers and flight crews screened by the TSA fell below 100,000 Tuesday for the first time since the coronavirus crisis began, another major sign that travel demand has all but dried up. The agency said it screened 97,130 travelers, down 95% from 2.1 million travelers on the same week day a year ago and less than half the amount of just two weeks ago. That is a record low, TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said on Twitter.

 

 

 

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