Airlines 'Doing the Math' on How to Accommodate More Travelers

Rising demand creates new problems for hard-hit airlines

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As Americans begin to travel again, airlines are adding routes to carry passengers. But a total recovery isn’t yet in sight.

Last weekend showed signs of progress, as the Transportation Security Administration logged the busiest weekend since mid-March with more than 1.8 million travelers passing through America’s airports.

But that number still represents a steep decline over last year, when more than 7.7 million travelers took to the skies. Additionally, those figures could fall right back down as Covid-19 cases are spiking again in Florida, Texas and California.

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