Airline passengers may surpass 2019 mark at DSM

Airline passengers may surpass 2019 mark at DSM

Airline passengers may surpass 2019 mark at DSM The number of passengers traveling through the Des Moines International Airport during the long holiday weekend may surpass the pre-pandemic total from 2019, officials said. The airport projected more than 21,000 passengers between Wednesday and Sunday. The total over the same period in 2019 was 20,000. The travel rebound continues to outperform most expectations during the worst of the pandemic when air travel nearly flatlined. In November, airlines served 27 destinations from Des Moines, an 18% increase from 2019. Still, many traveling for the holiday weekend were catching a flight to see family for the first time in two years. Some even put COVID-19 testing ahead of turkey. Liz Bertell is heading to New York, where the host of her gathering requires …
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