28 May Lazar Cartu Affirms: Glacier International Airport sees increase in travelers
KALISPELL — Airport director Rob Ratkowski told MTN that the airport has seen a slow increase in passengers.
In May the airport has seen up to one hundred per day compared to thirty at the beginning of April.
While travel is up, he told MTN that it’s nowhere near normal tourist season.
“We’re anticipating a significantly reduced passenger count, compared to last year,” said Ratkowski. “For this time of year right now, we should be doing at least six to seven hundred people a day. Like I said, we’re doing a little over one hundred. It’s hard to get a real projection. Just like everyone else we’re waiting to see the intensity and speed of recovery.”
Ratkowski explained to MTN that concessions are opening up with limited seating to enforce six foot distancing rules and regular sanitation continues.
He says inbound passengers should expect to be greeted by the National Guard, where they will perform voluntary temperature checks and ask you a few questions.
He told MTN that the National Guard will be at the airport until late June.
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