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Air Travel Hits One-Year High, Airline Stocks Could Benefit

from From Zacks March 23, 2021
Air Travel Hits One-Year High, Airline Stocks Could Benefit

Zacks highlighted in a recent article that airline stocks are on the rise as air travel picks up one year after the pandemic grounded most flights.

According to data from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), about 1.357 million travelers checked in at American airports on March 12 — the highest number since Mar 15, 2020. Although the figure is much better than the record-low 87,534 passengers seen on April 14 last year, it is still down 38% from the pre-COVID-19 levels.

Sweta Killa, writing for Zacks, said “the solid trend is likely to continue with more vaccines in progress and a new $1.9 trillion stimulus that will help in speedy economic recovery and thus lead to higher demand for travel and bookings.”

The article then recommends investors explore certain ETFs that tap travel. Zacks highlights the U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS), which is the only ETF dedicated to the airline industry. JETS had gained over 17.5% in the month of March through the 15th as Americans take to the skies for Spring Break.

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