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Travelers on the move for spring break

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Posted at 5:42 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 18:45:20-05

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — With COVID numbers going down, more travelers are looking to get away for a spring break.

Green Bay's Austin Straubel International Airport is getting ready to help them get to their destination safely. Officials say a little planning ahead goes a long way.

"Understand that airports are not as busy as they were last year at this time. So, some restaurants may not be open. Plan ahead, bring snacks, pack well and just plan ahead and make sure you have everything that you'll need for your trip because you may not be able to count on getting it at the airport,” explained Airport Director Marty Piette.

A reminder: if you are traveling, there is a new mandate that masks must be worn in airports and on the aircraft. Additionally, you can bring up to 12 oz. of hand sanitizer on the aircraft.

Piette also says in April 2019, Austin Straubel had about 27,000 passengers for the month. In April 2020, Piette estimates they had 900, but says travel has been slowly growing since.