Syracuse Regional Airports Authority Matthew Schweibka stated the airport expects about 80,000 vacationers in the course of the December 16-January 3 vacation season.
“That is a few 13% improve over our busiest yr in 30 years, 2019,” stated Szwejbka.
He stated the airport is making ready for elevated visitors by increasing its parking tons, together with an internet standing indicator for vacationers to seek out obtainable parking tons.
A big winter storm will have an effect on the area from Friday to Saturday, with excessive winds, low temperatures and icing circumstances more likely to delay or cancel a number of flights, Szwejbka stated. He said that no matter Mom Nature throws at them will work to maintain the airport operational. Some airways supply journey waivers as another choice for vacationers who want to vary their plans attributable to a storm.
“We encourage vacationers to verify immediately with the airways to verify the standing of their flights,” Szwejbka stated. “However the actuality is that when crucial thresholds are reached, some airways select to not function on these days though they’re secure and sound.”
Szwejbka advises arriving two hours earlier than the scheduled departure time, even when your flight is delayed, as TSA checkpoint hours shut at 9:00 p.m. when bringing items to or from a vacation spot.
“When you can keep away from it, do not wrap items earlier than touring,” says Szwejbka. “Now it is a lot simpler to get via TSA safety his checkpoints.”
If vacationers are required to wrap items, use reward baggage as a substitute to simplify the safety screening course of.