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Travelers pack Salt Lake City Int'l Airport over Memorial Day Weekend

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Posted at 12:20 PM, May 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-31 14:30:36-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The numbers don't lie, and in Utah, at least, the numbers show Americans are back to traveling in full force.

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Through noon Monday, over 82,400 passengers had journeyed through Salt Lake City International Airport during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Those numbers just account for the number of passengers coming through the front door of the airport, and does not include those connecting through Salt Lake City.

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On Friday, 23,760 people traveled through the facility, numbers higher than those in 2019, almost a full year before the pandemic lockdown.

  • FRIDAY - 23,760 passengers
  • SATURDAY - 18,200
  • SUNDAY - 18,000
  • MONDAY - 22,470

The totals were a far cry from 2020 when the airport dealt with a pandemic-affected daily high of just 5,000 passengers during the same weekend.