Casper/Natrona County International Airport busiest during Thanksgiving and Christmas

By  | 

CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) Just like many airports, Casper/Natrona County International Airport sees its busiest time of the year during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Though flights are full, this does not mean that the airport will be packed.

“Usually what it means is that instead of the planes being 80 percent full, they are going to be 100 percent full,” Glenn Januska, C/NCIA airport director, said.

Weather and the condition of the runway play a big role in deciding if a plane will land.

“If you have a roadway that’s slippery, you can drive slower. If an airplane lands, they can’t land slower. The breaking action for the runways has to be adequate for an aircraft to be able to arrive,” Januska said.

Januska knows many people make the trip to Denver to travel, he hopes residents keep C/NCIA in mind this year when making plans.

“All we ask for people to do when they are looking at making their travel arrangements is look at Casper. We want the competition, passengers and we know that from a convenience standpoint it’s nice for people who live in Natrona County,” Januska said.

Januska reminds travelers that this is their busiest travel time of the year. Travelers should give themselves plenty of time to get to the airport and through security.