AUSTIN (KXAN) — Ahead of the July 4 holiday weekend, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s reminding travelers to get in very early to avoid missed flights.
ABIA says 26,000 people have already moved through the airport — and an estimated 28,000 are expected to do the same over the weekend.
For perspective, summer-kickoff, Memorial Day weekend saw about only 28,000 passengers in 2019. So it appears travel numbers are returning to pre-COVID travel totals.
ABIA recommends travelers give themselves extra time to get to the airport and onto their flights. Busiest times are from aroun 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. Flyers are urged to arrive at ABIA at least three hours early. Other peak times include between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Fridays will be the busiest days to fly out of Austin, ABIA rep Bryce Dubee said last month.
Officials are also reminding passengers: federal laws still require mask-wearing in terminals and on flights.