Philadelphia International Airport expecting 80% more travelers than Thanksgiving 2020

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, has traditionally been one of the busiest travel days of the year. Last year at the height of the pandemic, travel took a big hit. But this year, travelers are hitting the road, hopping a train or taking an airplane to get out of town for the holiday.

More than 90% of people in the Philadelphia area tell AAA they will be driving this year. However, Philadelphia International Airport is expected to look like pre-pandemic times, with 80% more passengers flying this year than last year.

Lines of travelers were moving along fairly quickly through TSA checkpoints on Wednesday morning. There is a new queue