8/24/2019 9:23:00 AM Record air travel is expected over Labor Day
WASHINGTON (AP) — Airlines expect record crowds over the week-long Labor Day period.
The trade group Airlines for America forecast that 17.5 million passengers will fly on U.S. carriers between Aug. 28 and Sept. 3. That’s 2.5 million passengers a day and a 4% increase over the same week last year.
The busiest day is expected on Friday, Aug. 30, when the group forecasts just under 3 million people will board a U.S. airline.
Transportation Department figures show that travel demand has been strong all year, with fares at or near record lows, after adjusting for inflation. The numbers don’t include extra fees.