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For Thanksgiving, US records week with highest air traffic since start of pandemic

U.S.A.For Thanksgiving, US records week with highest air traffic...

Yesterday, just the day before Thanksgiving, 2.31 million people took security checks at the country’s airports (Photo: Reuters)

United States registered between Thursday and yesterday of last week Week with highest air traffic since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March last yearThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported today.

Thanksgiving is celebrated in America on this Thursday, a celebration and family day in which many people They have four pay-off days at work (Thursday to Sunday) What else Historically this corresponds to a period of greater displacement in the country.

TSA reported that since last Thursday and until yesterday US airports exceed two million passengers per day, something that didn’t happen before the pandemic.

Tomorrow, the day before Thanksgiving, 2.31 million people passed through the security controls of the country’s airports, a figure that represents 88% air traffic was recorded in a single day of 2019.

According to the TSA, The day when the largest flow of passengers is expected is next Sunday, when nearly 2.4 million people will board the plane to return home. After spending the holidays with family or friends.

The daily average of new cases reported in seven days rose by nearly 30% over the past two weeks since Tuesday (Photo: Reuters)
The daily average of new cases reported in seven days rose by nearly 30% over the past two weeks since Tuesday (Photo: Reuters)

air traffic changes A particularly sensitive time for airlines, which have accumulated delayed and canceled flights for months Due to the lack of personnel for its operation, both the pilot and the hostess and the ground situation.

Staff shortage occurs due to many reasons., including general references to the short supply of workers in the US labor market, fear of some workers returning to work because of the pandemic, forced layoffs or sanctions for those who refuse vaccination, and the mismatch between supply and demand for more than a year After which there was less air traffic.

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On the other hand, for long weekends, Motorists’ union AAA predicts that 48.3 million people will travel at least 80 kilometers (50 miles) from their homes during the holiday period, an increase of about 4 million over the previous year Despite the sharp increase in the price of petrol.

Many people feel confident about traveling due to the fact that almost 200 million Americans have been fully vaccinated, but concerns about a virus re-emergence remain as the United States averages about 100,000 new infections a day. An alarming increase in the number of patients has been reported in hospitals in Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado and Arizona.

The return to air traffic comes at a particularly critical time for airlines (Photo: Reuters/Eduardo Muoz)
The return to air traffic comes at a particularly critical time for airlines (Photo: Reuters/Eduardo Muoz)

The daily average of new cases reported for seven days rose by nearly 30% over the past two weeks from TuesdayAccording to data from Johns Hopkins University. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says unvaccinated people should not travelHowever, it is not clear whether that recommendation is having any consequences.

(with information from EFE and AP)

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