Tucson Airport almost back on pre-pandemic bookings

TUCSON, Arizona (KGUN) – Labor Day weekend is travel time for many.

“Travel gets a bit more difficult with all of the tests and everything and knowing what to do when you travel to different countries,” said traveler Joan Tammetta.

Some travelers have had a COVID-19 test before taking off at Tucson International Airport.

“We got our appointment, took the test, got our results in ten minutes and we’re good to go,” said traveler Mark Kendziorek.

Getting a COVID-19 syringe is just as quick and easy now. The airport’s pop-up vaccine clinic is open on Friday, Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“They offer all three versions: Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccines. We really want it to be a one stop shop for travelers, ”said Bruce Goetz, Chief Operating Officer of Tucson International Airport.

Goetz said activity at the airport had returned to almost 90% of pre-pandemic levels.

“We have several more flights every day. Every month the airports take a few more flights for Tucson on the market,” said Goetz.

45 daily flights from Tucson are scheduled to depart in September. 95% of flights are fully booked, so it’s always a good idea to allow extra time to get through security and get to your gate.

“This is really our first trip in about 18 months. We just have to wear the mask and everything should be fine,” said Kendziorek.
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