COLUMBIA (Missourian) – The flight from Dallas landed Tuesday at Columbia Regional Airport with a full aircraft of 50 passengers.
Earlier than it landed, the airport was all however empty, with one traveler navigating via safety and a second ready close to airline counters.
Earlier than the pandemic prompted airways to shutter flights, American Airways flew from Columbia to Chicago O’Hare Worldwide Airport and Dallas/Fort Value Worldwide Airport.
American at present operates one flight to Chicago and one to Dallas every day, whereas United Airways flies as soon as to Chicago and has suspended its Denver flight.
An American Airways worker mentioned the variety of passengers, although nonetheless considerably diminished, have been growing since May.
Maureen Salerno, a passenger on Tuesday’s flight, mentioned the airline did job separating everybody earlier than the flight. Passengers additionally have been allowed seat modifications if somebody felt uncomfortable.
“It’s as safe as people want to make it,” Salerno, who works in a hospital, mentioned of flying in the course of the pandemic. “There are too many people who don’t believe the threat, and I would like them to walk down the corridor of my hospital. Believe me, they would believe the threat.”
The airport is also on schedule to assemble a brand new terminal. In line with data on its web site, a floor breaking is scheduled for this summer season. Nabholz Building was awarded the design and construct contract by the Columbia Metropolis Council on June 1.