Arrive Early for 4th of July Holiday Travel
Clinton National Airport Reminds Passengers to Arrive Early for 4th of July Holiday Travel
LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (July 3, 2013) – The state’s largest airport will be busy this July 4th holiday period. Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport is expecting nearly 20,000 passengers to depart from the airport during a six day stretch beginning July 3th and ending July 8th.
Airlines serving Clinton National Airport plan to handle 19,802 enplaned, or departing, passengers during the holiday span, a total down 4.5% from last year when 20,735 passengers flew out of the airport. Sunday, July 7th is expected to be the busiest day with just more than 3,900 passengers flying out of Clinton National.
Airlines do recommend those traveling arrive 90 minutes before their flight.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Checkpoint opens each morning at 4:30.
TSA reminds passengers to remember the 3-1-1 rule for carrying liquids, gels and aerosols through the checkpoint:
-3 ounce bottles or less for all liquids, gels and aerosols placed in
-1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag
-1 bag per passenger placed separately in a security bin for screening.
Only one, quart plastic bag is allowed per person. The liquid restriction applies only to carry-on bags. Passengers may still pack larger quantities of liquids and gels in checked baggage. More information is available on TSA’s website at www.tsa.gov. Travelers are allowed one carry-on bag and one personal item such as a laptop, purse or backpack. All other items must be checked baggage.
About Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport
As the state’s largest commercial airport serving 2.2 million passengers annually, Bill and Hillary Clinton National is home to six airlines, with more than 100 flight arrivals and departures each day. The airport is self-supporting using no local, state or federal tax dollars for operations. The state estimates that the airport makes a $1.2 billion economic impact each year. Clinton National receives no local or state tax dollars for operations or capital improvements. The airport is a net tax generator providing more than $45 million to city, county and state during the past four years.