Holiday Travel

By: Meg Gatto Email
By: Meg Gatto Email

Empty hallways lined the Shenandoah Regional Airport today, As director Greg Campbell tells us, most people are still at their holiday destinations. The real traffic won't begin to pick up at the airport until this weekend.

Travel on Christmas is light. That’s usually the exception to what’s normally a bust week. Most folks we've found are where they want to be on Christmas day, so they're not traveling.

A few days before Christmas the airport did see a large number of people come through. Campbell proudly says that Shenandoah Regional didn't have any major delays even with the blizzard that tore through Colorado.

“Even with the inclement weather that we had yesterday, our flights ran pretty much on time and to the best of our knowledge everyone was able to make their connections and get where they were able to be.”

A big concern here this year was people bringing in wrapped presents, but Campbell says that everything went smoothly.

“One concern we always have going into the holidays are wrapped packages, things like that, and this year that was complicated even further because some recent changes in the past few months relating to carry-on luggage, liquids, and that kind of thing.”

He also says the size of the facility helped to keep delays at a minimum.

“You know, at a facility this size where we're processing smaller numbers of people, things tend to go a little more smoothly when we're at capacity than some of the larger airports where things really start to bottleneck and you see some of the problems.”

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