Increase In Travel Predicted For Labor Day Weekend

Thursday, August 24th 2006, 1:12 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The number of people expected to travel by car during the Labor Day weekend is expected to rise this year while the number of airline passengers is predicted to decline.

AAA Oklahoma says the number of Oklahomans expected to travel by car is expected to increase by 5 percent over last year to more than 377,000.

But a 5 percent decrease is expected in the number of Oklahomans traveling by air with just under 20,000 expected to fly to their destinations.

The numbers nationwide are similar.

The number people traveling by car is expected to rise from 29.1-million last year to 29.6-million this year. And the number of people traveling by plane is projected to drop from 4-million last year to 3.9-million this Labor Day holiday.