The executive director of Indianapolis International Airport says, despite an anticipated national travel increase during the Thanksgiving holiday period, "it’s going to be fine." Mario Rodriguez says Indianapolis travelers can expect a more than 12 percent increase in the number of scheduled seats compared to last year. Holiday travel is expected to be the highest it’s been since the start of the recession. Rodriguez says he expects passengers to be moved through the airport smoothly. During an interview that will air this weekend on Inside INdiana Business Television, Rodriguez talks about what travelers should consider when it comes to security.
IND is anticipating around 150,000 travelers will move through the airport this holiday season. One reason for the smooth operations he says is more direct destinations, 43, than at any other time in the last decade.
Globally, more than 25 million passengers worldwide are expected to take to the skies this week. The heaviest Thanksgiving holiday travel day in the U.S. will be Sunday, as people return from out-of-town festivities.