Thanksgiving travel at local airports, how’s it going?

Travelers coming and going into South Florida via the area's two major airports and it is busy.

A busy holiday travel week, but this Thanksgiving Day travelers told Local 10 News that they dealt with few, if any issues, making it to South Florida.

One family we spoke with traveled to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in town for a cruise leaving Friday and even with a connecting flight they say they had no travel issues.

Kat Glover said her family did experience a 10-minute delay, but agreed that on a holiday, that’s only a minor inconvenience.

Employees working at FLL said that traffic has been busy through the airport for the past two weeks.

A check at Miami International Airport showed two cancellations and, at last check, 42 delays. At FLL no cancellations and 38 delays.

MIA is expecting an average of 150,000 passengers per day over this holiday travel weekend. That’s an increase of 4 percent over last year. At FLL, it is anticipating around 98,539 passengers per day, which is 14 percent more than a year before.

>Click here to check up-to-date arrival and departure times at Miami International Airport.

>Click here to check up-to-date arrival and departure times at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

>For parking information at MIA, click here.

>For parking information at FLL, click here.


About the Author:

Amy Viteri is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who joined Local 10 News in September 2015. She's currently an investigative reporter and enjoys uncovering issues facing South Florida communities. A native of the Washington, D.C., area, she's happy to be back in South Florida, where she earned a masters degree at the University of Miami.