November 23, 2021

Holiday travel brings thousands to airport

Thanksgiving holiday travel is in full swing at the Indianapolis International Airport.

Thanksgiving holiday travel is in full swing at the Indianapolis International Airport.

Thanksgiving holiday travel is in full swing at the Indianapolis International Airport.

The airport is seeing up to 15,000 travelers each day, which is near pre-pandemic levels.

Megan Carrico, director of public affairs for the Indianapolis Airport Authority, said travelers should plan ahead.

“If it’s been a while since you traveled make sure you are aware and comfortable of all the TSA regulations regarding what you can pack in your carry-on versus your checked luggage,” Carrico said.

Face masks are still a federal requirement to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and must be worn at the airport and inside planes.

Carrico said many airlines have consolidated their flight schedules, shifting peak hours.

“We are seeing more people leaving in the early morning times, between 5 and 7 a.m. so certainly there can be a longer line coming out of TSA,” Carrico said.

Passengers are encouraged to arrive at the airport two hours ahead of departure during the Thanksgiving travel period.

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