Vacation journey by means of Denver Worldwide Airport the week of Christmas was down 46 p.c from final 12 months.
From Dec. 20 by means of Dec. 27, about 300,400 vacationers handed by means of the airport’s TSA checkpoints. That very same week in 2019, round 555,800 individuals traveled by means of DIA, in line with DIA spokesperson Alex Renteria.
The busiest days this season had been Dec. 23, with 46,000 vacationers, and Dec. 27, with nearly 47,000 vacationers. On the busiest day in the course of the vacation season 2019, about 78,000 individuals handed by means of the airport’s checkpoints.
“It is a massive distinction from 12 months to 12 months,” Renteria stated. “We predict over the 12 months for 2020 we’ll be down round 50 to 60 p.c in whole, so seeing that 46 p.c distinction in passenger site visitors is predicted.”
The airport is providing a number of voluntary choices for passengers who, “will not be comfy” driving within the probably crowded trains to DIA concourses amid the coronavirus pandemic, Renteria stated. Vacationers can stroll to their concourse or make a reservation for a practice automobile with a most of 12 individuals through a smartphone app.
“Now we have been pushing laborious on ensuring individuals are conscious of these choices, simply because we all know we wish individuals to really feel secure and comfy whereas they’re on the airport,” Renteria stated.
The airport additionally has a crew of staff across the constructing reminding individuals to put on their masks to restrict the unfold of COVID-19, she stated.
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