GJT prepared for uptick in air travel during Fourth of July Weekend

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo- Across the country, millions of people are expected to travel this summer, and Grand Junction is seeing its share of visitors as a destination. When it comes to major weekends like Fourth of July, the first travel choice for some is to fly.

“We are just flying because it would be really tremendous to be doing all this driving, especially with the gas shortage,” Pamela Larkins expresses, “So flying seems to be the best way to go.”

Any form of transportation can be a hassle but the reason behind traveling for a holiday makes it worth the trip.

“It’s a different connection when you can hug, give a kiss on the cheek, and really touch base with your family so I love it,” Marsha Hough reflects.

“Like any holiday weekend, airports are going to be busier than ever,” Cora Dickey reminds, “The best thing passengers can do is be packed, prepared and and ready for their flight.”

For GJT, Fourth of July weekend is going off like a firework, with flights booked in arrivals and departures. Running a tight system, the airport director assures that the team is ready to serve the surge of passengers all weekend.

“The TSA checkpoint is ready to handle the uptick in volume as are the airlines,” Angela Padalecki informs, “We look forward to welcoming so many visitors and travelers in the air for this weekend.”

If you’re looking for a last minute getaway this holiday, airport officials share limited seating is still available on different airlines. Although fireworks fly on the Fourth of July, they can’t fly with you on the plane.

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