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Airline passengers down nearly 96 percent

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(WFLA/CNN Newsource) – Airline travel is down nearly 96 percent compared to this time last year.

That’s according to two metrics CNN has analyzed.


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The transportation security administration said on April 8 of last year, it checked in more than two million people a day.

This year, it screened just shy of 95,000 people on the same day.

The industry group Airlines for America confirms the drop in travelers.

It said only about one in every 10 seats on the U.S. domestic planes that do fly are occupied.

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