U.S. screened over one million airline passengers Sunday for first time since March

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Transportation Security Administration screened more than 1 million airline passengers for the first time since mid-March.

The number, 1.03 million, is still about 60% lower than the same day last year, but is a dramatic rise from the collapse in air travel demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Screening fell to as little as 87,000 in a single day in April.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)