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FWA officials encouraged by increase in number of people traveling by plane

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- Last April was one of the worst months ever For Fort Wayne International Airport.

Now?

Airport officials say things are looking better.

The airport's executive director says more people are getting on planes because they're getting vaccinated and because they feel comfortable about COVID-related policies that are associated with travel.

He says the upcoming high school spring break season should bring more business with a bigger increase when we get closer to the late-year holidays.

Numbers, though, are up in the air.

Scott Hinderman is the FWA Executive Director.

He said, "As an airport, we don't get to see the advanced bookings. That's what the airlines see. But I will tell you the month of February was pretty strong on that recovery."

If you are worried about COVID safety, Hinderman says planes are deep-cleaned after every flight, and masks are still required to fly.

Linda Jackson

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