DES MOINES, Iowa-- There was as sharp increase in passengers in the month of November at Des Moines International Airport. More people flew this November than they did last.
Travelers, like Gina Brown, dealt with longer lines and waiting times, which are new experiences to many.
“Yes, I see more lines and stuff, a lot more people traveling, we made sure to get our tickets early," Brown said.
Airport officials says more people traveling is a trend.
New numbers show 26,000 more people flew this November than last year. That`s about a 12 percent increase.
To date 169,000 more passengers have flown out of the Des Moines International Airport than last year.
Across the board all seven carriers at the airport are seeing more passengers.
The airport hopes to complete the airport expansion by 2028.