More Than 2 Million in Carolinas Expected to Travel for Thanksgiving, Despite COVID Concerns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On the roads or in the skies, prepare for a very different holiday travel season.

More than 2 million people across the Carolinas are expected to travel for Thanksgiving, despite COVID concerns.

Expect Charlotte Douglas Airport to get busy starting this weekend, but not as busy as a usual Thanksgiving.

Around 17,000 local passengers are expected Wednesday, compared to around 35,000 last year.

Face coverings are required at the airport, 60 hand sanitizing stations have been added, and expect to see cleaning going on around the clock.

While air travel is expected to decrease by almost half, AAA Carolinas says driving is harder to predict.

Some people may wait until the last minute before deciding whether to travel.