SAN JOSE, Calif. (KION-TV) Travelers at San Jose Mineta International Airport are getting ready to visit their friends and family for Thanksgiving.
.According to Triple AAA, 55 million Americans are expected to travel for Thanksgiving weekend.
Riley Horton who is a UC Santa Cruz student wanted to avoid the long security lines.
"We got here six hours early, we don't know what we're going to do," Horton said.
Ana State who is the assistant public information officer for San Jose Mineta International Airport said that airport staff has all hands on deck for the two busiest days of travel.
"We are prepared to handle an increase number of passengers, and we're also welcoming passengers with strolling musicians through the terminal and holiday decorations," State said. We want to help them unwind before travel."
State said that the Airport has brought in volunteers to help during the holiday season.
We checked in with the Monterey Regional Airport as well on their travel numbers. Chris Morello who is the deputy Executive Director for the Monterey Regional Airport said that they have seen a 98% passenger capacity since Nov. 17.
Morello also said that an average of 900 passengers per day and it is a 12% increase compared to 2022.