Airline Travelers Set 2021 Record
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported a new post-coronavirus pandemic travel record on March 28, 2021, when 1,574,228 air travelers were screen at airports in the USA.
That volume is far greater than in 2020, when only 180,002 people were screened.
However, last Sunday's traffic is only 62% when compared to 2019's travel record.
To meet this expanding consumer demand, the TSA previously announced during February 2021 that it intends to hire about 6,000 additional staff members.
Specifically, the TSA is hiring Transportation Security Officers to work at Denver International Airport. There are 135 full- and 15 part-time positions currently available, with a starting salary of $18.10 per hour.
Additionally, TSA staff will soon assist the U.S. CDC's requirement that air passengers two years of age and over entering the USA (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three calendar days of departure, or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days.
The TSA is a division of the Department of Homeland Security.