PDX expects 300,000 more travelers than last year

Airport officials expect 300,000 more travelers this year than this time last year. The best advice is to get to the airport early.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland International Airport is gearing up for a busy week of travel ahead of Thanksgiving. 

Officials expect more 500,000 people to travel through the airport during the Thanksgiving season. That’s about 300,000 more people than last year. 

PDX spokesperson Kama Simonds said the best advice is to arrive at least two hours early, because wait times at security checkpoints are longer than usual. 

The busiest travel days this week will be Saturday and Sunday, when 48,000 people

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