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Casper Natrona County International airport seeing increase of leisure travelers

Travelers go through security at CPR on June 22
Travelers go through security at CPR on June 22(Bobbee Russell)
Published: Jun. 22, 2021 at 5:32 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - 50 percent of the flights out of the Casper Natrona County International Airport are for business. Lately, they’ve seen more people headed out of town for leisure.

Glenn Januska, the airport director, said they can tell who is traveling for what is based on patterns and communicating with airlines. “The fact that we are having as much of a rebound as we have really shown you a lot of leisure passengers want to get out and take a vacation,” Januska said.

The airport was down 95 percent of passengers in April 2020. Januska is excited to see people coming through the airport again. “It doesn’t make a difference if anyone wants to fly out of Casper if where they are going still has restrictions. The fact that we are seeing more vaccinations and people being comfortable is exciting,” Januska said.

He hopes to see the number of flights at the airport go back up to eight by December. Right now they have six.

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