Idaho Falls Airport adds flights for before and after eclipse

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — United and Delta Airlines have added additional flights at Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) on the days before and after the eclipse.

“I believe our busiest day in the terminal will be Tues., August 22 as travelers leave following the event.  There are 28 arriving and departing scheduled airline flights that day,” IDA Director Craig Davis said. “Staff is committed to maintaining safe and secure airport operations.

All private general aviation aircraft will work with Aero Mark. Officials say Aero Mark has over 100 tentative reservations, with many aircraft flying in the morning of and planning to depart shortly after the event.

Airport officials are asking pilots and airport users to check NOTAMS (notice to airmen) frequently as management opens and closes portions of the airfield.

“Airline passengers should plan for traffic congestion the days before, during the event and after the event,” according to a city press release. “Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport early to check in and get through the TSA checkpoint to make their flight.”

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