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Spring Break at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) is likely to be the busiest ever and travelers are encouraged to arrive early due to the high passenger volume.
“As we’ve welcomed two new airlines and 15 new routes in the past year, passenger traffic at SDF is near record levels, especially for Spring Break,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “We expect this to be our busiest week so far this year and strongly encourage folks to be prepared for high passenger volumes and to pack to their patience with them.”
For this year, scheduled seat capacity by the eight airlines at SDF is 99% compared to 2019, which was the airport’s best year ever for passenger traffic. With levels so close, there is a strong chance a new Spring Break passenger record will be set in 2022. From Thursday, March 31 through Monday, April 4, a total of 34,893 departing seats are scheduled for this five-day period. Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1 have slightly more departing seats as well compared to 2019, which looks to be the busiest travel days.
For those traveling for Spring Break, here are a few helpful tips to know before coming to the airport.
“We now have more than 35 nonstop destinations from Louisville, with many to Florida and other favorite ‘fun in the sun’ hot spots,” added Anthony Gilmer, Director of Marketing and Air Service Development. “While we’ve seen tremendous growth recently and people getting back into the habit of flying, it’s important that anyone traveling is encouraged to be here two hours before their flight departs to avoid any potential issues.”
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