Holiday Travel In Full Swing At Tulsa International Airport

Wednesday, November 24th 2021, 8:10 am
By: Cal Day

TULSA, Oklahoma -

Thanksgiving is just a day away and officials with Tulsa International Airport expect Wednesday to be the busiest travel day of the week. It is recommended passengers arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes before their plane departs.

Andrew Pierini, a spokesperson for Tulsa International Airport, says travel has increased since Saturday. It is estimated more than 4,000 people have been coming through the airport each day this week.

Airport staff is taking steps to keep everyone healthy, including frequent sanitizing of high-contact areas and efforts to physically distance people around baggage carousels.

They recommend having boarding passes and IDs ready to go and having parking figured out upon arrival.

"We've seen TSA lines getting pretty long with all this demand which is good but also pretty frustrating for travelers," said Pierini. "We want to make sure that everyone gives themselves enough time to check their bags and get through TSA in time for their flight."

A federal mask mandate is still in place, so face-coverings are required in airports and aboard planes.