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Airport in Rochester expects over 25,000 passengers during Thanksgiving week

The Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport is bracing itself for pre-pandemic levels this week.

Holiday travel is expected to be much busier this year compared to last year. As things return to normal, people that could not visit family last year are trying to this year.

This has the Rochester airport urging travelers to plan ahead and make sure you get on your flight on time.

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According to Rochester First, Director Andy Moore said there are 52 departing flights per day this week with an anticipated 25,000 passengers each day.

The Airport Administration expects airlines to adapt and meet demand despite pilot shortages and flight delays experienced over the summer. One of the biggest challenges right now is the need for 8,000 pilots over the next ten years.

There are no delays expected around the holiday thanks to calm weather, but you should still pay attention to areas you’re traveling to that may experience storms. Storms in other areas may also delay flights coming into Rochester.

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