Air travel numbers indicate a slow return to normal

Posted at 8:58 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 22:58:32-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Last February, just before the pandemic hit, the Salt Lake City International Airport hosted thirty thousand travelers, a record number.

By April those numbers had dipped to around two to three thousand travelers a day.

In the last week or two, there’s been a slight uptick in numbers, but it’s still far from business as usual for the airport.

Many airlines have cut back on the number of flights coming to and from Salt Lake City, including three non-stop European destinations formerly offered by Delta Airlines.

Communication Director Nancy Volmer says the airport is going to great lengths to keep facilities clean.

Volmer recommends masks for all visitors to the airport. She also says to arrive two hours early, and check with your airline before coming, as flight times frequently change.

Watch the video for more information, an be sure to check with the airport for the latest updates before traveling.

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