The variety of individuals visiting the airport shall be close to pre-pandemic ranges this weekend.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Welcome again. That was the message at Charlotte Douglas International Airport Tuesday. An estimated 300,000 individuals will journey via Charlotte from Thursday to Monday.
To this point in 2021, 6 million individuals have come via the Queen Metropolis.
“Please be affected person,” stated Jack Christine, chief working officer for Charlotte Douglas. “It will be a difficult summer time as we ramp again up.”
New for some this weekend: passengers native to the world are inspired to e-book their parking on-line for Curbside Valet, the Hourly Deck, Lengthy Time period Lot 1 and Day by day West Deck by visiting www.cltairport.com. Individuals may also name forward: 704 359-5555.
Masks are nonetheless required to fly. Airport officers say they’ll present masks for anybody who fails to put on one.
“Whereas the CDC steering is evident that absolutely vaccinated individuals are secure to journey, the federal authorities nonetheless requires the touring public to put on a masks,” stated Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security. “Put on a masks on planes, buses, trains, and different types of public transportation.”
Airport officers additionally highlighted to WCNC a number of security measures in place together with a sophisticated air cleansing system utilizing bipolar ionization, UV-C Lights, and hand sanitizing stations positioned all through the terminal.
WCNC discovered passengers really feel secure, and are glad to be flying once more.
“It feels nice,” stated Dave Greenwald, who was going to go to a good friend. “I feel the whole lot ought to open again up.”
“I feel it reveals that we’re shifting ahead in a superb course,” added passenger Janee Solomon.
And for these on the lookout for a job, the airport can be hiring. Charlotte Douglas wants extra bus drivers, and the TSA wants almost 100 extra brokers. Jobs can be found by visiting the airport’s website.