Busy travel season kicks off at Tucson International Airport | Local



TUCSON (KVOA) – The first of many busy days of travel was in full swing in Tucson on Wednesday.

According to AAA Arizona, over 53 million people are expected to travel on Thanksgiving, four million by air and 48 million by car.

AAA said that with U.S. borders now open to international travelers, be prepared for things to get noticeably crowded.

“Passengers flying during the holidays should expect all flights to be essentially 100% booked,” said Bruce Goetz, executive vice president and chief operations officer of the Tucson Airport Authority. They can conveniently check-in through ticketing , through the security check and have a lot of time on the other side of the security check. “

While there are no vaccination requirements for travel within the domestic United States, state mask requirements still apply on airports and airplanes.

Tucson International Airport expects about 60,000 passengers over Thanksgiving weekend.