The variety of folks visiting the airport will likely 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 folks will journey by Charlotte from Thursday to Monday.
To date in 2021, 6 million folks have come by the Queen Metropolis.
“Please be affected person,” stated Jack Christine, chief working officer for Charlotte Douglas. “It is going to be a difficult summer time as we ramp again up.”
New for some this weekend: passengers native to the realm are inspired to e-book their parking on-line for Curbside Valet, the Hourly Deck, Lengthy Time period Lot 1 and Each day West Deck by visiting www.cltairport.com. Folks may 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 steerage is obvious that absolutely vaccinated persons are protected 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 complicated air cleansing system utilizing bipolar ionization, UV-C Lights, and hand sanitizing stations positioned all through the terminal.
WCNC discovered passengers really feel protected, 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 every little thing ought to open again up.”
“I feel it reveals that we’re shifting ahead in path,” added passenger Janee Solomon.
And for these searching for a job, the airport can also 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.