WASHINGTON (WDVM) — Journey officers from AAA anticipated hundreds of thousands of People to hit the highway for Memorial Day weekend and TSA airport officers predicted there could be an inflow in vacationers flying to their locations — they usually had been proper.
To this point, airport numbers from TSA have been up to date, exhibiting almost two million individuals traveled on Friday, heading out of city for the lengthy weekend–the very best variety of vacationers since March of 2020.
For the previous few weeks, traveler numbers have been the very best on weekends, a change of tempo from typical enterprise journey as extra are touring for leisure.
“We have now seen a development for the reason that begin of the pandemic, and that development is that Sundays are typically a number of the busiest days for journey, that was not beforehand the case pre-COVID,” mentioned TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein.
With vaccination numbers on the rise, officers imagine journey numbers will proceed to extend particularly as many plan their summer season holidays.