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Passengers pack Westchester County Airport for Mother’s Day travel

Travelers sent News 12 photos this morning of long lines in the departure terminal packed with people heading out for Mother's Day weekend.

News 12 Staff

May 7, 2021, 2:26 PM

Updated 1,141 days ago

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As travel restrictions continue to roll back with more people getting vaccinated across the Hudson Valley, airports are starting to look a lot more like they did pre-pandemic.
Especially with the holiday weekend approaching, more people are traveling to give mom that hug they've been saving for more than a year.
Last year at this time, the Westchester County Airport in Harrison was completely shut down. But now a year later, it's looking like business as usual. Travelers sent News 12 photos this morning of long lines in the departure terminal packed with people heading out for Mother's Day weekend.
Airport officials say they knew this morning would be busy. After a year of flights grounded and very little air travel due to the pandemic, they say busy is a good thing. "We're just happy to have this business back, people are flying again, and I think a lot of it is because of the fact that people are getting injections now, the feel confident to go out they feel safe," says Peter Scherrer, airport manager.
Scherrer says they have made many COVID-19 safety upgrades to the terminals in the past year, from air flow to sanitizing. He says the airport also took advantage of pandemic down time to resurface and upgrade the runways.


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