ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Despite health warnings, millions of people packed airports for Thanksgiving travel, including an airport in the Roanoke Valley.
The number of people traveling home on Sunday, Nov. 29, makes it the second busiest travel day of the holiday season.
According to officials with the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, they have seen a spike in travelers since Thursday, Nov. 19, and will carry those numbers through Monday, Nov. 30.
“It is good to see travel increase and people getting out there. But it’s also a little bit more work keeping the facility clean and safe for our customers and staff,” said Brad Boettcher, the Director of Marketing and Air Service Development. “We are working to enforce mask requirements and the associated things that go along with that. From our perspective is that we are hoping that people are being safe, and this doesn’t turn into a large super spreader.”
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