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Air travel through Seattle is slowly rebuilding, but it’s far from recovered

Passengers line up at in a security line at Seattle Tacoma International Airport Thursday, September 24, 2020.  All visitors, including passengers, TSA agents and airline employees are required to wear masks while at the airport. Washington State Governor Jay Inslee spoke at a press conference Thursday, September 24, 2020, about security measures that will be required at Washington state airports.  These measures have already been set in place at Sea-Tac International Airport in SeaTac.   215173

Flying still seems to be not on the agenda of most people, as indicated by passenger volumes that remain far below the levels of early last year. Meanwhile, home sales remain stronger than anyone might have predicted at this time last year.

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