COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) – Whereas airport visitors has been low, some folks have opted to go to family members this vacation season regardless of well being officers’ suggestions.
Dana Protect, a Spokesperson for the Colorado Springs Airport, advised KRDO journey there may be down round 50%, and the week of Thanksgiving was no exception.
“The aviation business hasn’t been proof against the downturn of service,” Protect stated.
The Colorado Springs airport was a ghost city Friday afternoon, however the few folks we did see had been touring to go to household.
“We get to go see our daughter and shortly to be son-in-law,” stated Steve Glaeser, who simply obtained residence from his go to to Texas.
“I do not get to see them as usually as I might wish to, so any alternative that presents itself I imply I am gonna come,” defined Giovanni Martinez, who’s visiting Colorado Springs from Texas.
The state well being division is advising in opposition to touring throughout the holidays, until it is important, to attempt to forestall the unfold of COVID-19.
However individuals who hopped on a flight to see family members this previous week say they assume they’re going to be tremendous.
“Ya the Governor is mistaken and it’s totally secure to fly,” Glaeser argued.
“I imply actually I am not too fearful about it. I really feel like so long as you’re taking your precautions I believe you may be okay,” Martinez stated.
COVID-19 spreads primarily by particles by way of coughing and sneezing.
Protect advised us the airport continues to be sanitizing periodically, and implementing social distancing and mask-wearing.
She stated no matter what the well being division suggests, they’re open for service whether or not it is important or not.
“The folks which are touring, that do not essentially have to journey, that’s their selection, and the airport is there if they’ve these journey wants,” Protect defined.
Airport officers additionally identified — whereas Denver Worldwide Airport enterprise can be down the same proportion — they’re seeing a a lot decrease variety of folks stroll by way of the doorways in Colorado Springs.