The Thanksgiving travel season is under way, and the four airlines at Shreveport Regional Airport — Allegiant, American Delta and United — are seeing strong passenger boardings for the week ahead.

Wednesday and next Sunday are typically the busiest travel days around the Thanksgiving holiday.

American Airlines is flying larger jets into Shreveport which equates to more than 5,100 additional seats in the market this month, with many of those seats being First Class. This new route brings more competition and more seats and filling those seats will help bring airfares down.

The twice daily non-stop flight to Charlotte, North Carolina continues to be popular with travelers. Delta Air Lines is also flying larger jets into Shreveport, which also offers many First Class options.

“More people are choosing to support their local airport and fly from Shreveport, and the airlines have responded by using bigger planes to meet demand. We now need the community to continue to fill those seats,” said Director of Airports Henry Thompson.

Travelers are reminded to be prepared for screening at the checkpoint and that packing light and having items organized will help screening go smoother. See the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) website for appropriate travel items at: www.tsa.gov.

There is plenty of convenient parking available at the airport in any of the three parking lots. Travelers are reminded that the yellow curb area in front of the terminal building is for active loading and unloading purposes only. Any vehicles left unattended are subject to being ticketed and/or towed. To help alleviate congestion in the yellow curb area, guests picking up travelers are encouraged to wait in the Cell Phone Lot for their arriving party. The Cell Phone Lot allows

guests picking up travelers to wait in their vehicle in the lot free of charge until their traveler is ready to be picked up curbside.