Christmas Eve air travel well below 2019 levels amid flight cancellations as Omicron cases rise
(CNN) – While the number of people flying from U.S. airports this year has at one point matched and exceeded 2019 levels, Christmas Eve air travel fell significantly below pre-pandemic levels.
That number is even higher than the 846,520 people the agency selected on Christmas Eve 2020.
Despite the increase in coronavirus cases, millions of people are still traveling, with TSA reporting 2.19 million people tested at airports across the country on Thursday, the highest figure since the start of the rise in holiday travel A week ago.
On Wednesday, there were more people who traveled to U.S. airports than in 2019.
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As former NIH director Francis Collins and UK executives noted, booster-induced immunity is also key to reducing the risk of severe symptoms, even if a breakthrough infection were to occur.