Demand for flights on rise in Massachusetts, across country

Robert Roffulo

As face masks are coming down and people are still adjusting to the changes, air travel demand is going up in Massachusetts and across the country.The TSA reports nearly 1 million more people are passing through U.S. airports than last year at this time, and those numbers are at their […]

As face masks are coming down and people are still adjusting to the changes, air travel demand is going up in Massachusetts and across the country.The TSA reports nearly 1 million more people are passing through U.S. airports than last year at this time, and those numbers are at their highest since pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels. “My whole perspective of being in a crowd has kind of changed,” said Audrey Cleverdon, who is traveling for work.Even though masks are no longer required in U.S. airports and on most airlines, most people who spoke with NewsCenter 5 at Boston’s Logan International Airport on Tuesday are still masking up.”I realize that I feel safe wearing it, so that is the reason why I am still wearing my mask,” said Annie Laveaux, a travel nurse.”I know the rules are lifted, but you’re like: ‘Is it safe?'” Cleverdon said. “I’m being cautious. I mean, I’m fully vaccinated so I feel like that helps.””I know that the circulation systems on airplanes are supposed to be very good. I wish people would still wear (masks) though,” said Matthew Hutchison, who is traveling for work. “I feel OK in an open environment. But in a confined space like an airplane or a train, or even a cab, I’d rather wear it.”Ticket prices for flights are surging and this summer is expected to be a particularly busy season for airlines, with many working to add staff.It has been about a month since cancellations disrupted airports across the country, including Logan Airport, and those issues have recently settled down.

As face masks are coming down and people are still adjusting to the changes, air travel demand is going up in Massachusetts and across the country.

The TSA reports nearly 1 million more people are passing through U.S. airports than last year at this time, and those numbers are at their highest since pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels.

“My whole perspective of being in a crowd has kind of changed,” said Audrey Cleverdon, who is traveling for work.

Even though masks are no longer required in U.S. airports and on most airlines, most people who spoke with NewsCenter 5 at Boston’s Logan International Airport on Tuesday are still masking up.

“I realize that I feel safe wearing it, so that is the reason why I am still wearing my mask,” said Annie Laveaux, a travel nurse.

“I know the rules are lifted, but you’re like: ‘Is it safe?'” Cleverdon said. “I’m being cautious. I mean, I’m fully vaccinated so I feel like that helps.”

“I know that the circulation systems on airplanes are supposed to be very good. I wish people would still wear (masks) though,” said Matthew Hutchison, who is traveling for work. “I feel OK in an open environment. But in a confined space like an airplane or a train, or even a cab, I’d rather wear it.”

Ticket prices for flights are surging and this summer is expected to be a particularly busy season for airlines, with many working to add staff.

It has been about a month since cancellations disrupted airports across the country, including Logan Airport, and those issues have recently settled down.

https://www.wcvb.com/article/demand-for-flights-on-rise-massachusetts-nationwide/39897515

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