Boise Airport expects busy Thanksgiving travel season

Posted at 2:33 PM, Nov 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 07:57:27-05

BOISE, Idaho — Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year for travelers. This year, officials expect to see record numbers of passengers traveling through the Boise Airport and across the nation.

Matthew Conde, who works for AAA, believes the state of the economy is a big reason for the increase in holiday travelers.

"Consumer confidence being very high, unemployment being very low, actually a fifty year low, and so those things are combining to put disposable income in peoples pockets. One of the first things they want to do is hit the road or travel, and what better time to do that then to see family for Thanksgiving," said Conde.

The Boise Airport recommends passengers arrive two hours before their departure time during the holiday season. This gives passengers enough time to park, check-in and pass through security.

Officials project the busiest travel days will be the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and Sunday and Monday following the holiday. On these days, over 14,000 passengers could be traveling through the Boise Airport.

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