Airport anticipates summer recovery
Traffic is slower but Columbia Metropolitan Airport officials say they have encouraging reports.
By the end of June and early July they expect to be providing full service for all of their airlines
Kim Jamieson, the director of marketing and air service development, says the airport usually takes in tens of thousands of visitors this time of year, but the number of flyers is significantly lower due to the covid-19 pandemic.
"Last year we saw about 12,700 passengers from Friday of Memorial Day weekend through Wednesday," she said.
"That was a great couple of days for us but unfortunately this year it's going to be a little bit less we're are projecting about 4,000 passengers."
"We have increased the number of times we clean our restrooms. We're wiping down seats at all the terminals and we're ensuring that there is appropriate spacing and that the TSA is wearing gloves and masks" she told WLTX,
"All of the airlines Delta, United and American are requiring that passengers have a face covering before they board so we're encouraging people to come with their own mask but they can also know that one will be provided by their airline."