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Tulsa International Airport sees decrease in holiday travel amid pandemic

Tulsa International Airport
Tulsa International Airport
Tulsa International Airport
Posted at 3:25 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 13:40:46-05

TULSA, Okla. — Turkey day is just around the corner, and as so many people prepare to celebrate the holiday, hundreds will be traveling to see family and friends outside of Oklahoma.

Tulsa International said they are expecting 2,500 people to go through TSA today. That's 50 percent less than last year, but 15 percent more than last week.

The Director of Air Service and Marketing Andrew Perini said this change is due to COVID-19, and the pause on traveling. Perini said Tulsa International is excited to see things begin to turn around.

“It’s good for us to see the uptick in travel again, people are slowly starting to travel again. We are making sure the airport is clean and sanitized so it’s safe and ready for people to travel like we are seeing this week,” Perini said.

Today and the Sunday after Thanksgiving are the busiest days of the year for Tulsa International Airport, according to Perini.

He said as you head to the airport, don't forget your mask, and make sure you social distance.

If you haven't been to the airport in a while, there are some new safety protocols to follow.

Click here to read more.

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