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CHO: Business as Usual over Memorial Day Weekend - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

CHO: Business as Usual over Memorial Day Weekend

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According to AAA, holiday travel this Memorial Day weekend will be at its highest since 2005, with more than 30 million people expected to head out of town nationwide. But the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport says it's just going to be business as usual.

The CHO Director of Marketing Jason Burch says the airport's biggest weekends of the year are normally Thanksgiving and spring break.

Burch says they had a larger-than-normal amount of passengers last weekend thanks to University of Virginia graduation, and compared to that, they expect this weekend to be light.

Burch says most of the airport's passengers tend to be business travelers, who will mostly be off for the holiday. As a result, they don't expect a surge in travelers.

He says in terms of ticket pricing, it all depends on how full their flights are. Because they aren't expecting a surge in riders, prices should stay at a relatively normal rate.

It is important however to make sure to book trips early in case flights do fill up.

You also always want give yourself at least an hour in buffer time to get there in case you get caught in some of that holiday traffic.

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