GREENSBORO—Travel season is in full swing and that means many people are looking for the best deals on flights.
Officials at the Piedmont Triad International Airport are hoping to attract some of those travelers. With the Fourth of July holiday approaching, it is a big week for travel.
Passenger travel at PTI remained flat in May after an increase in April. Airport officials have been working on several campaigns to boost travel.
One effort that is highlighted is the Fly Easy campaign. Airport representatives said the airport is easier to get through than RDU International Airport or Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. And the prices are still competitive.
PTI Airport has spent millions of dollars over the past couple years revamping its terminals, adding free Wi-Fi, device charging stations, new flight displays more seating and more destinations.
“We have new flights into LaGuardia Airport on the new American Airlines that started up about a month or two months ago that provides our passengers with an extra option to get to New York City. LaGuardia is our big destination airport, Frontier Airlines has also returned with its service to Denver,” said Kevin Baker, Executive Director of Piedmont Triad International.
Airport officials said it is hard to pin-point why travel was flat in May, but that it could just be the nature of travel.
Another factor that affects travel is the number of weekends in a month.