Memorial Day holiday travel to be third highest since 2000
HEBRON, Ky. (WXIX) - Travel over this Memorial Day holiday weekend is expected to be the third-highest recorded since 2000, according to AAA.
This also could be the busiest Memorial Day for airports since 2005.
A spokeswoman for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport estimates they will serve 150,000 passengers this holiday weekend.
If you are heading to CVG, arrive two hours before your flight departs with a valid passport or photo ID.
You’ll also want to double-check the status your flight with your airline or on CVG’s website:
More than 42 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more for the unofficial start of summer, a 7% increase from last year, AAA projects. That’s 2.7 million more people than in 2022.
Some 37.1 million Americans will drive, a 6% increase from last year, which is still short of pre-pandemic levels by about a half-million travelers.
Gas prices remain far lower than last year, with the national average this year hovering around $3.51 per gallon, according to GasBuddy, which tracks real-time fuel prices.
Gas cost an average of $4.77 per gallon over Memorial Day in 2022.
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