https://www.wuft.org/information/information/2020/09/AirportWRAP_01.mp3Non-stop flights from Gainesville Regional Airport to Miami are resuming after a six-month, COVID-19 associated hiatus.
These flights, operated by American Airways, permit passengers to journey on to Miami the place they will connect with nationwide and worldwide areas.
In March when COVID-19 shutdowns started, the Gainesville Regional Airport noticed its visitors drop by 95%, airport spokesperson Erin Porter mentioned.
“We’re still down about 65% of what we would’ve expected under normal conditions,” she mentioned.
These flights are occurring 5 days per week, with none on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. They embody a 6:30 a.m. departure from Gainesville to Miami and a returning flight at 9:30 p.m.
Porter mentioned she is happy to see them resuming.
“When they removed those non-stop flights to Miami, we were obviously sad about it because there were two a day and it just makes things easier for our travelers,” she mentioned.
Those that haven’t been within the airport since March will discover it’s been reworked to implement social distancing tips: Stickers, placards and county-provided signage remind individuals to socially distance. There are additionally plexiglass limitations in some spots.
Vacationers are required to put on face masks within the airport in addition to in planes.
On its planes, American Airways is implementing electrostatic spraying, which kills 99.9% of viruses. The filters on the plane additionally refresh the cabin air each two to 4 minutes.
Each different seat within the Gainesville airport terminal is blocked off to keep up house between individuals and restrict the unfold of coronavirus. (Sarah Mandile/WUFT Information)