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Casper-Natrona County International Airport expecting holiday travelers

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, the Casper Airport expects to have plenty of passengers taking flight this holiday season.
Published: Nov. 20, 2020 at 6:19 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - During the pandemic, air travel has gone down. People are flying less than before, and Casper-Natrona County International Airport has seen that, too.

Airport Director Glenn Januska said they have noticed less business travelers, but there has been less of a decrease than the national average. Casper-Natrona County International is down about 50%, which is lower than the national average of 66%.

Januska said he still expected to be busy this holiday travel season. “We know the airlines have scheduled more flights. Starting tomorrow we actually have 7 daily flights up through Thanksgiving. We only had 8 flights last year, so the airlines are putting in more seats.”

Because of the increased number of passengers, he advises people to arrive early to the airport.

“I always tell people I’d rather be sitting in the gate holding area waiting to board a plane 10 minutes early than running 10 minutes behind because that 10 minutes behind creates an undue level of frustration and stress,” said Januska.

Januska also cautions holiday travelers that might want to bring their holiday gifts on the plane with them.

“If you can wait to wrap your packages, or don’t bring wrapped packages through screening, there’s always a chance that TSA may to check out what is in a package... It may prevent someone from having to wrap a package a second time,” warned Januska.

To find out more information about the Casper airport and their flight schedule, check out their website here.

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