EL PASO, TX – The City of El Paso International Airport announced that it is preparing for a busy summer air travel season, which will kick off over Memorial Day weekend.
According to the El Paso City Council, airlines are increasing seat availability throughout the summer, which will pave the way for a greater number of travelers compared to last year.
As summer travel increases, so do nonstop flights from the city’s airport. Two new nonstop routes are starting this season. Daily service to Long Beach will begin in July, and a new weekly service to Orlando will also be available to meet the growing demand for travel to popular leisure destinations.
“This season provides our world-class airport the opportunity to continue to provide exceptional service while meeting our community’s demand for air service,” said Sam Rodriguez, El Paso’s Director of Aviation.
Rodriguez added that more travelers will be able to fly through the terminal this summer as airline partners have optimized frequencies and the use of larger aircraft, as well as added new nonstop destinations.
As part of the recommendations when traveling through the El Paso airport is the use of the cell phone area to minimize traffic congestion, people picking up friends and family should use this area before heading to the terminal. Access is limited to ticketed passengers, so the mobile parking area is an ideal alternative for waiting travelers.
Passengers should arrive at least two hours before their departure time, with a maximum time of four hours. This allows travelers enough time to get through airport security checks and promotes a stress-free experience.
Passengers are also advised to visit TSA.gov to review the latest identification requirements and list of prohibited items. Carrying the right luggage and following the guidelines will streamline the security screening process for all involved.
Another recommendation to reduce time spent looking for parking is to park your car in the long-stay area of the airport and use the free shuttle service to the main entrance.
Traveling by Sun Metro is also a recommended option to move to the airport, for this, the user can take the Montana Brio or route 33. Both connect downtown with the air terminal. In addition, the Montana Brio route takes passengers from the airport to the Upper East Side and Cielo Vista transit centers, and to two Park and Ride lots located at Lee Treviño and Montana, and George Dieter and Montana.