Harrisburg International Airport releases Christmas traveler numbers for 2021

Harrisburg airport expects busy holiday

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) expected a lot more Christmas travelers this year than last year, and the numbers are in.

Sure enough, about 24,500 people flew in and out of HIA between Dec. 20 and Dec. 26.

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Airport leaders tell abc27 that the numbers are in line with what they expected: Double last year’s total and about 85% of Christmas in 2019, before the pandemic.

They also say the snow on Dec. 27 didn’t cause any cancelations.

One Allegiant flight from Harrisburg to Orlando-Sanford was canceled. But, the airline has had big staffing problems in recent days.

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