About 426,000 Southern Californians are anticipated to take flights this vacation. (For context, that’s 10 occasions the variety of followers it takes to fill the stands at Petco Park.)
Even after the weekend of Juneteenth and Father’s Day noticed many airways cancel 1000’s of flights — citing dangerous climate and employees shortages — it looks as if folks aren’t shying away from air journey.
Sabrina LoPiccolo, spokeswoman for San Diego Worldwide Airport mentioned that with summer time formally in swing journey demand has escalated to the purpose the place, on common, the airways have practically 30 p.c extra seats out there for these flying out and in of the San Diego airport, in comparison with a yr earlier.
“This July 4 vacation, we count on to see the very best variety of passengers we’ve seen because the pandemic started, doubtless inside 10 p.c of document peak ranges on the airport,” she mentioned.
With this in thoughts, she mentioned it’s additionally anticipated that many airways will proceed to have delays and cancellations resulting from staffing shortages and climate in different elements of the nation.
For folks going via San Diego airport particularly, additionally they have to think about development at Terminal 1. LoPiccolo mentioned vacationers ought to enable additional time to navigate the airport and get via safety.
“The perfect recommendation we can provide is to plan forward,” she mentioned. “Earlier than you head to the airport, verify along with your airline to see if there have been any adjustments to your flight. Make plans to get dropped off, take public transit, or if you wish to park onsite on the airport make parking reservations.”