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The US reported an increase in the number of air passengers

The US transportation security administration reported that air passenger traffic increased to 1 million passengers a day.

The US transportation security administration (TSA) reported that for the first time since mid-March, the flow of checked passengers per day exceeded 1 million people. This figure is 60% lower than in the same period last year but indicates a sharp increase in demand for air transport, which fell after the start of the pandemic.

In April 2020, the number of passengers screened at airports by the transport security administration decreased to 87 thousand per day. According to US airlines, their losses due to the fall in air passengers amount to more than $ 5 billion a month.

So far, airlines have failed to convince Congress to provide them with a new $ 25 billion bailout package. Airlines claim that the assistance would save more than 32 thousand jobs for another six months. In October, US President Donald Trump said that he was ready to sign a document on allocating financial assistance to airlines.

After the quarantine start, American Airlines laid off 19 thousand employees, and United Airlines – 13 thousand. The previous financial aid package for airlines expired on September 30.

According to the Association of air carriers of the United States (Airlines for America), passenger traffic has decreased by about 64%: 62% domestically and 79% in the international air transportation market since April. In this regard, a third of the fleet is currently idle.

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