Thanksgiving Holidays Push Air Travel to Pandemic High

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  • US air travel has risen to its highest levels since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released Monday, despite warnings by health officials to avoid holiday travels
  • Officials say nearly 1.2 million people were screened at airports on Sunday, the highest number since March 16
  • However, this figure is still down by more than 60% from nearly 2.9 million same time last year
  • Although the spike in air travel during the holidays increased income for airlines, revenues are still much lower than same time last year
  • JetBlue Airways, for instance, forecast a drop of 70 percent in the fourth quarter compared with the same time last year