Salt Lake City, Utah — On Wednesday, just days ahead of Christmas, security lines flowed smoothly at Salt Lake City International Airport.
Crowds were expected to be as busy as pre-pandemic levels, which is a good thing for the airport.
“We’re gradually getting up and going again and passengers are traveling,” said airport spokesperson Nancy Volmer. “Today is one of the busier days at the airport, we’re seeing 25,000 plus passengers.”
That’s around 25,000 walking through daily.
“It’s almost doubled in the last year, so I think that just shows people are more comfortable traveling,” added Volmer.
It is comfortable, but still reminded the pandemic isn’t over yet.
“Masks are still required, we still have all the hand sanitizing stations, the Plexiglass shields, and we’re encouraging folks to exercise good hygiene,” Volmer said.
There are two security check-in spots.
One is on the second floor for all passengers, and another on the first floor for Delta flyers.
“We have an express check that was post-security, and we’re building one pre-security so passengers can get a test whether it’s rapid or PCR test, you can actually do that prior to checking in for your flight,” said Volmer.
The pre-security COVID-19 test site is expected to open in January.