SYR Airport Welcomes Back Passengers
Syracuse, New York –The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority (SRAA) announced today that passenger traffic at Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) is starting to increase as COVID-19 related restrictions begin to ease across the country. Total traffic levels increased in May with approximately 25,000 passengers, compared to just 8,600 passengers in April.
At the end of May, the airport was 27% above the budgeted enplanement forecast and is expecting to see daily flights increase significantly starting in July. SYR will also see the reintroduction of Delta service to Atlanta and Frontier service to Denver.
As SYR starts to welcome passengers back, the dedicated staff is taking every measure possible to ensure a safe and positive experience while traveling through the airport.
Airlines serving SYR have also implemented several new initiatives to ensure passenger safety such as social distancing on the aircraft, enhanced aircraft cleaning and PPE requirements & recommendations.
Some of the major SYR initiatives are listed below:
- A hospital-grade misting system is being utilized by the airport’s custodial crew to disinfect the terminal.
- UV-C units are being utilized as both upper-room fixtures as well as air handler- mounted units. This technology helps interrupt the transmission of airborne infectious diseases.
- Social distancing signage throughout the terminal to better inform the traveling public of appropriate spacing practices while utilizing the airport.
- Sneeze guards have been installed at airline ticket counters as well as rental car counters.