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Air travel taking flight

Green Bay’s Austin Straubel Airport is showing signs of the rebounding air travel industry. CNBC reports that the Transportation Security Administration screened an average of 1.78 million people a day over Memorial Day weekend, which was the highest it has been since before the pandemic. As vaccinations have rolled out, Austin Straubel Airport has seen its numbers grow at a steady clip. Austin Straubel Airport Director Marty Piette says they are seeing between 500 and 1000 passengers a day during the course of the week. It is still down 25-30 percent from what was being experienced in 2019. Piette says while business and international travel are still lagging, leisure trips are soaring again.

Helping in that has been Austin Straubel Airport’s ability to get new carriers to its terminals to offer non-stop flights to places like Orlando and Denver. In the coming days, Piette says they will announce additional direct flights to NFL cities so local fans can watch the Green Bay Packers play. He adds that they have kept many of their COVID protocols such as masking inside planes and buildings and disinfecting high-touch areas.

 

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