Atlanta Will Have The World's Busiest Airport During The Heavy Thanksgiving Travel Period
The airline industry is expecting a record number of travelers this Thanksgiving. The trade group Airlines for America has released its annual Thanksgiving travel forecast and is expecting a record number of holiday passengers. They expect over 30-million people will travel on U.S. airlines during a 12-day window around Thanksgiving, which is up a million from last year. The busiest travel day is expected to be the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Heavy airline traffic is also expected on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and this Friday, when a lot of travelers will be trying to beat the holiday rush. The trade group says affordable flight options are the reason for the expected record number of travelers, and that airfares are near historic lows. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport expects to see nearly three million travelers pass through it's concourses from November 16-26.
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