EBRON, Ky. (WKRC) – The CDC urges against travel for Thanksgiving, yet the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport expects November and December to be its busiest months since the pandemic started. Many travelers feel safe flying in and out of the Tri-State.
A recent surge in COVID-19 cases has the CDC warning about traveling for Thanksgiving, but that's not stopping Eddie Wilbur from travel to the Tri-State area.
“I haven’t been home in like three or four years. I wanted to be home for the holidays,” said Wilbur.
AAA Spokesperson Jenifer Moore said 50 million people are expected to travel for the holiday this year. That's a drop from 55 million in 2019.
“We actually expect the number of holiday travelers to be lower than forecasted for 2020,” said Moore.
During the holiday season, travelers at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport will see more frequent cleaning and disinfecting. Plexiglass was installed in several areas and double the number of hand sanitizer stations were added to the airport.
Neil Ferrao his wife, Heather Amastutz Ferrao, arrived from Kenya.
“The airlines did a really good job of trying to practice the safety precautions,” said Ferrao.
The couple was hesitant to travel, but both took COVID-19 tests before arriving.
“We went back-and-forth a number of times, but we have already missed two trips this year to see my parents,” said Amastutz Ferrao.
Frank D'Ambra was headed to Boston.
“I’m a little bit nervous, but my family comes first,” he said.
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